Mar 05

Plot bunnies!

What inspires you?


All authors know about the wonders and horrors of plot bunnies. Those lovely story ideas that often bound into our brains and won’t leave us until we have exorcised them via our writing. But, what kinds of things breed plot bunnies for you?

For me, all sorts of things trigger bunnies to hop through my mind, sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes, however, they drive me crazy, keep me up at night, or distract me from other, important, things.

In my current, main, WIP Desires’ Guardian, one of the key elements to the story was inspired by my 14-year-old sons Health class project! [He thinks it’s hilarious, btw :c( ] It has to be one of my stranger places to have a bunny bounce over me from, lol. And no, I won’t tell you what the bunny is–not yet, anyways. 

So tell me, where do you find your bunnies?

Oh, and what do you feed your bunnies? Mine prefers chocolate and coffee, especially when consumed together!

About the author


Tempeste O’Riley grew up in the deep south and escaped her conservative, oppressive roots as soon as she could. Tempe is an out and proud omnisexual/bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life but writing has always drawn her back – no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life.


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  1. skylarmcates

    Nice post! Like you, I can get a plot bunny from everywhere. If they stick and keep me up at night, I usually feed them chocolate too. Oh, and vodka gimlets.

    1. TempeO

      Haven’t tried vodka… sounds good though ;c)

  2. Karen W

    Plot bunnies? Is that what all those loud voices in my head are.:) Mine love chocolate too.

  3. hbpattskyn

    Great post! I get mine from literally *everywhere* (and sometimes seemingly out of nowhere). Something someone says, something I see, a random thought… occasionally they’re even fueled by real life (either mine or something someone tells me.)

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