For questions about the inspiration behind an object or concept in a work of literature: what it was based on or where the idea came from.

Use this tag for questions about what inspired a particular aspect of a work of literature: a character, an object, a place, an event, a name, or anything else. Example questions with this tag might include:

  • What inspired the name of <Character> in <Story>?
  • Was <Author/Story> inspired by <Other Author/Story>?
  • What was the inspiration for <Author>'s writing technique?
  • ...
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