I have contemplated the idea for a long time, constantly procrastinating, but now I have no excuse not to. We require an end of year project for my Transition Year in school, and this book will be mine. I see it as killing two birds with one stone as I have always wanted to do this anyway, so why not use it as my project. But what to write about? When I was younger i had many ideas, but, in time, they slowly died in my mind as I had neither the time (due to schoolwork) nor the conviction. What i am wondering about is where you guys get your inspiration from? I would like to know what novels or short stories have you written and where the idea came from. I would be pleased if you obliged. Also, I need to know how to get started without a plot or an idea of what I am writing about. Do I just begin writing about subjects that appeal to me and attempt to shape them into a story?