Every author gets asked this question. My answer is this: everywhere! You get them from paying attention to the little details of life. You read closely and notice what other authors are doing, then you pick up ideas on how to create colorful characters, exciting plots, suspense, dialogue, or whatever you want to learn. You get ideas for your writing from asking lots of questions about the situations you’re in, too. For example: One day I found an old gym bag down in my basement. It was old, worn, and covered in cobwebs. I didn’t want to open it, especially because it had a very unpleasant smell coming from it, like something had died inside. Yuck! I immediately began asking myself “What if?” questions about the bag. Can you guess what they were? Those questions can lead to a new story.