The Merlin Conspiracy interview on Bookseller

Margaret Ball margaret at
Fri Feb 28 17:42:18 EST 2003

>That makes me think of that question authors really hate:  "Where do you get
>your ideas?"  I think often what people want to know is "Where did the germ
>of an idea for Book X come from?" 
Hmm. That's an interesting translation. I'll try to remember it.  "Where 
did the germ of an idea for Book X come from?" is an answerable 
question, and sometimes the answers are even interesting; whereas "Where 
do you get your ideas?" always tempts me to tell them about the Secret 
Idea Store in Poughkeepsie, accessible only to SFWA members.

Margaret Ball

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