Arpy wrote:I don't know if it's just Providence or what, but often I look up a time period in an on-line Encyclopedia or something and suddenly find something that works really well with my plot. Look for important people or events.
Right now I'm writing a spy thriller set in Romania in WWII, right before Romania left the Axis powers and joined the Allies. Needless to say, how and why they did that is an important part of the story. I don't even remember how the idea came to me to even focus on Romania. It was very random--I just chanced upon the history and thought 'What a great idea!'