Small little pieces of my life find their way into every book, but most of the ideas just come to mind at random times throughout my day. Sometimes, I dream a scene for a book, other times I’ll be in the middle of working on something totally unrelated to my writing and an idea will show up that feels so right that I have to stop whatever I’m doing and write down the scene idea right then so it doesn’t leave me. The “notes” app on my iPhone gets a lot of use. When I’m out and about and an idea comes to mind, I can just whip out my phone and make a note for later.