Many times I am asked where do the ideas come from, and I have been known to give a number of answers. The truth is the chore is creating a group of characters who then come alive and tend to write the story themselves.
I know this sounds strange but any fiction writer will tell you that once a writer creates na group of people for his/her book thew come alive. I can interview them, get answers, event elicite comments on world affairs. They are very articulate sometimes..
My latest is "The Last Dawn of Reckoning" and is now available in paperback and kindle.