Goodreads asked Juliet Marillier:

How do you get inspired to write?

Juliet Marillier I love history and mythology and have done all my life, so there is a lot of inspiration there.And I keep my eyes and ears open to what happens all around me. I observe people, their reactions, interactions and so on, and I read widely about what's going on in the world. Much of the inspiration for my stories comes from sources that may seem far removed from the historical (and magical) settings of the books, but at heart my novels are about people and situations not so far removed from the everyday.

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