Where do you get your story ideas?

Story ideas are everywhere. I find them in the funny – sometimes naughty – and tender things kids say or do. I find them in the crazy – sometimes naughty – things I did as a kid. I find ideas in art and photographs and on walks – yes, ideas are everywhere. You just need to look at the world and ask, “What’s the story here?” or “What if …?” – like “What if that lamp grew tentacles?” or “What if dinosaurs drove fire trucks?” or “What if your dog became principal of the school?”  Once you start thinking like a writer, you’ll find it hard to turn off the story idea faucet.