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Josh de Lioncourt The 6:00 a.m. alarm woke me up to start another day. As I blearily reached over to turn it off with a groan, I suddenly remembered—I forgot to buy coffee.
Josh de Lioncourt This is a tough one, since there are so many great answers. I think it would probably have to be the Harry Potter universe because—let's face it—who doesn't want to live in the Wizarding World? This is, of course, assuming I wouldn't have to be a Muggle while I'm there. I'd just find a little cottage in Hogsmeade and enjoy an escape from the realities of the Muggle world, only popping back to catch up on some Netflix shows or download new books from Audible!
Josh de Lioncourt My advice to aspiring authors is—write what you love. Whether it ends up being just for you or something you decide to share with the world, you can't go wrong if you love the words you're putting down on the (virtual) page, the characters you're breathing life into, or the story you're telling.
Josh de Lioncourt Generally, the best inspiration to write comes from reading. Sometimes, it's reading a new book that makes me think about an issue or topic that I haven't given much thought to before; other times, it's rereading a book I know well and letting my mind wander down untravelled paths. Every now and then, I find myself looking for a particular kind of story that I think I'm in the mood for, and then realizing that just the right story doesn't seem to exist—at least, not somewhere I can find it. So I write it myself.
Josh de Lioncourt "Treasures and Trinkets" tells part of Maddy's backstory, a character who appears in the first two volumes of "The Dragon's Brood Cycle". I knew when I first introduced her in "Haven Lost" that I wanted to tell her story at some point. I love stories where characters discover new things about the world around them, and when those discoveries facilitate realizations about themselves.

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