One of the most common questions for writers is where they get their ideas and how they develop them. I think every writer does it a bit differently. The way I write isn’t the way my local colleagues write. I improvise a lot at the keyboard. Other writers outline vigorously and essentially know the story before they write it. This week, I decided to explain the process I used to write “Murph’s Law,” which appeared at The Confabulator Cafe a month ago. If you liked the story or just want to know how I work, head on over and check it out. There is also a note about Fairfax, the fictional rural setting for several of my stories, which turned out not to be as fictional as I thought.