Where do they come from? The answer, for me, is a combination of imagination and life experience. I write what I know and invent the rest. Most of my writing is character driven and revolves around families. I’m a husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. I know about families. The stories work outward from that core knowledge. Anything I don’t know I can find on the Internet or just make up. Knowledge is my foundation; imagination brings my work to life. Time for me to write.