Goodreads asked Jake Vander-Ark:

How do you get inspired to write?

Jake Vander-Ark I'm find inspiration in everyday life. That's not to say I write about everyday life, but I try to let my conversations and observations spark story ideas. I came up with the idea for The Brandywine Prophet backstage at a dance competition. I thought of The Day I Wore Purple when my grandma was dying. Lighthouse Nights was a rejected story idea in a screenwriting class. Also, I was browsing reddit when I came up with the concept for my next book.

I carry a notebook with me wherever I go and I'm constantly writing down new ideas!

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