A writer will take inspiration from whatever means are available, consciously or unconsciously. Yesterday afternoon I took a power nap. While I was in the zone of Not-Quite-Asleep-But-Not-Quite-Awake, I had an image of a fresh character.
Well, not so much an image but rather a name. I’m not going to share it just yet as this character gestates slowly but surely within the womb of my imagination.
The previous day I bought a journal for moments just like this. As soon as I was able, I wrote this name down, as well as the characters possible relation to my W.I.P.