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How do you get inspired to write?

Toni Armstrong Sample I get inspired to write by taking care of myself -- eating right, a little exercise, a good nights sleep, and great times with friends. I listen to my heart. I often get inspiring ideas just before I drop off to sleep -- when my mind is relaxed and not so full of other activities. I keep a pen and paper beside my bed and make notes when ideas come. The next morning, after breakfast and feeding my dog, I write for at least an hour. I just let thoughts roll and then go back and massage that hour of writing. If I don't feel like writing I do something else. The inspiration will come -- and when it does -- write. Life is the writer's best inspiration. Just live a full and content life and you'll want to write.

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