Goodreads asked Sarah Kernochan:

How do you get inspired to write?

Sarah Kernochan When I was 14, I had an older boyfriend who had dropped out of Princeton to write a novel. I thought that was a cool thing to do with your life, and thought I'd be good at it. So I started practicing. I got so much pleasure from reading great writers that I wanted to furnish the same to the world. This resulted in a lot of Faulkner imitations, which fell away when I found my own voice (at 18).

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