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

Use this tag for questions about what inspired a work of literature, or a particular aspect of a work: 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?
  • ...