In the Introduction to the Penguin English Library edition of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights editor David Daiches quotes Charlotte Bronte (author of Jane Eyre) saying of herself & her siblings, “We wove a web in childhood.”
I suppose someone knows whether this is the source of E.B. White’s title Charlotte’s Web? That book, of course, has nothing to do with the Brontes. Charlotte is a spider who adds words to her morning web in order to dissuade a farmer from killing a pig.
E.B. White was quite the erudite writer; coming across the Charlotte Bronte quote might’ve sparked an idea that grew into a story. Where do you get your ideas?