#SummerSparks Day 2: Back Where I Come From

SummerSparks Day 2 2015Back Where I Come From
by: Tracey M. Cox

Today I thought I would get you thinking about your roots or where you live now. One of the top questions I get asked is, “Where do you get your ideas?”. I tell them all around me. I know this disappoints quite a few of them, but it is true. There are ideas all around us. It is our job to see them, to hear them, and to explore the possibilities each of them offer.

Start by looking around where you live. Does someone famous live there? Or are they from there? Has an important event taken place in your area? Does your town/city hold an annual event that is different? Some of these thing can lead to a great story starter or articles.

It doesn’t matter if you live in a big city or someplace rural, like me. There are interesting facts all over this great big world of ours. What’s in your neighborhood?


Go to Google and type in “Interesting facts of  (insert your town/city/county), (State)” and see where your adventure can take you.

About Tracey:


Tracey M. Cox has been writing professionally since 2000. She is traditionally published with six picture book out. This Summer, her 7th picture book, The Children at the Playground, will be published by Xist Publishing.
Tracey is the host of Summer Sparks, author, platform building consultant, and offers a critique service. Read more about her at www.traceymcox.com.

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2015 Summer Sparks post:

  1. Family Celebration by Tracey M. Cox
  2. Back Where I Come From by Tracey M. Cox
  3. The Benefits of Playdough: Molding your PB Idea Into A Story by Donna L. Martin
  4. Go Jump In a Lake by Tracey M. Cox
  5. Take a Vacay! by Tracey M. Cox
  6. How to Rhyme Right in a Picture Book Manuscript by Nancy Raines Day
  7. Don’t You Know that You Are a Shooting Star? by Tracey M. Cox
  8. Sun Burst by Tracey M. Cox
  9. Writing Tips from the Big Bad Writer by Pat Miller
  10. Get Out! by Tracey M. Cox
  11. Pieces by Tracey M. Cox
  12. Make Your Non-Fiction Leap Off the Page! by Jennifer Swanson
  13. Do the Twist by Tracey M. Cox
  14. Celebrate! by Tracey M. Cox