I am often asked where I get the ideas for my sonnets. The ideas seem to come from no place in particular, and there is no pattern to the sources. It might be a story in the news, a song on the radio, a comic strip, or some person’s behavior I observe. I’ve had friends and readers suggest topics I’ve turned into sonnets. Sometimes an idea just pops into my head for no apparent reason. I’ve learned the hard way to quickly write down any idea I think might be good. Otherwise, those ideas seem to quickly escape.