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Goodreads asked Michele Callahan:

How do you get inspired to write?

Michele Callahan I read. A lot. :) A good book will inspire me all over again. A great book will bring me total bliss. And a terrible book will make me determined to write something better than the horrible book I just read. So, no matter what kind of book I read, it always pushes me back to the keyboard. A great movie or fascinating news story will inspire me as well. But I don't think "inspire" is the right word, not if a writer wants to get a book done. Authors can't wait for inspiration. They have to sit down and write, even when they don't feel like doing it.

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