1) What themes do I want to explore?
2) How can I best use zombies to explore those themes?
With BREAKDOWN LANE, he wanted to write about loneliness and technology and isolation and love in a world where the Internet is at our fingertips. So he sat down and created Kirby Lane, a woman who chooses to be alone until the zombies force her to be.
Kirby’s journey may be slow, pushing an SUV across the desert, but she learns about the value of found family and love… and how to kill zombies with a lug wrench.