I intend to do a number of these. The question writers often get asked, after all, is “where do you get all your ideas?” And the answer many times is, “I read (or heard) something that sparked an idea, and I said What if…? and the idea for the story just spread out before me, filling in details.”
…in a lot of cases it’s seeing two things and having them come together in some new and interesting way, and then adding the question ‘What if?’ ‘What if’ is always the key question.
We must pay attention to the masters.