When writers talk about where their ideas come from, the answers are as varied as wildflowers: they write about what keeps them up at night, or they ask “what if?” or they explore topics that leave them full of questions without answers.
In the case of Erin Rose Belair, she writes about the ghosts she’s made peace with. She describes this feeling in her essay for Glimmer Train:
I used to think stories had to come from some higher order, some grand tale. But I only started writing stories when I learned how to make peace with those ghosts, when I learned how to listen to what I was already telling myself.
Read Belair’s full essay, and also take a look at these other features this month at Glimmer Train: