“I get my ideas from everywhere. But what all of my ideas boil down to is seeing maybe one thing, but in a lot of cases it’s seeing two things and having them come together in some new and interesting way, and then adding the question ‘What if?’ ‘What if’ is always the key question.”
– Stephen King
(from the author’s FAQ)
This was one of the many answers to “where do you get your ideas?” My personal favorite is “a small, bloodthirsty elf who lives in a hole under my desk” from On Writing.
Everything said about King has been said already, nothing that I would write would add or take away from the man. What I know is he has been asked the ‘idea question’ so many times, I’m surprised he hasn’t stabbed a fan in the eye.