Where My Story Ideas Come From

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
My current novel "A Woman Of Courage" was actually written about four or five years ago. My style of writing has long since changed. I originally did not plan to publish this book or any other book that I've written. I made the decision on a whim to self publish this book just to get my foot in the door of becoming a professional writer. Until now, no one had ever read my work because I did not want my work read. I didn't think people would get what I was trying to say. My ideas are sometimes unusual and I tend to think out of the box but so do many of the greatest writers that ever lived.  I always try to choose ideas that no one else would write. Even if it has been done before and lets face it, everything has been done before. I always try to put my own spin on things.
Some people may have a problem with the fact that Ashley fell in love with someone that accidentally killed her son. But Remember that what happened was indeed an accident. You also cannot help who you fall in love with or control the circumstances of how you meet someone. I like to write about real people and if I had written Ashley as someone who did everything right and never made any mistakes, then she would be a boring and unrealistic character.
Now that I am older it is getting more difficult for me to come up with new ideas so I really have to rely on inspiration from other books, or films, and sometimes even a song can generate an idea for a story. You never know where an idea may spring up and no matter where it came from, all that