How do you get ideas? I get many of my ideas in day to day life. I am working on story that was inspired by a place I drive by anytime I go into town. I also am very lucky and have travel in my life some places just stick with you. As I have said London is like walking on history very inspiring place. Read Oscar Wilde makes you think even today. I write what I know about.
Does technology inspire you? Not really. Its a tool. I don't rely on it. I fear many think they will get facts when in fact Wikipedia isn't always right. I do have a set of encyclopedia's also Dictionary and my favorite Thesaurus. I think YouTube is fun but I agree with King on it.
Is it hard to write a book? Yes and no depends on the story. My book I wrote in a notebook, then on the computer, then had read it by 3 people, off to an editor, back read again. By the time it was out I was sick of it. I don't mind the research. I have read a few things that all I could say was what? There is a lot that goes into writing a book or even a short story. I do like my book again, its not perfect maybe, who is?
Why scary? I grew up with a ghost. I love ghost. I also have a dark side. I was the kid who loved all the Vincent Price bad movies of Edgar Allen Poe. I also was a reader, if you write you must read. Yes Halloween is my favorite holiday. I have a Halloween village, I have costumes its just good fun. If I scare the kids down the street all the better.
Do you have a question for me? Look forward to hearing from. Just remember things that go bump in the night also go bump in the daylight. Its not always dust floating by you....