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Goodreads asked Meg Waite Clayton:

How do you get inspired to write?

Meg Waite Clayton I don't like the word "inspired," to be honest. It suggests that if on any given morning I'm not feeling "inspired," I shouldn't write. I find that if I sit in the chair every day -- 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 2,000 words, at least -- the words come. It's easier to write than to think about writing. Sometimes I just write the word "The" and hope some other kind words will feel sorry for it and come join the party. Words on the whole seem to like to hang with other words, if my experience is any indication. :-)

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