Re: Where do you get your ideas from? Home / Forums / List of Forums / Children’s Literature / Where do you get your ideas from? / Re: Where do you get your ideas from? August 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm #4156 camikaziParticipant Sometimes my ideas come from word play. I’m working on a PB about making new friends that came from thinking about how funny the word Gnu was. On another occasion, the nonsense word Catinango sort of popped into my head. That turned into Cat n’ Angus, an idea for a PB about a 3-legged mutt and a lost kitten from a family of show cats.