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Goodreads asked Kathy Ivan:

How do you get inspired to write?

Kathy Ivan Truthfully, everything inspires me. Looking at a photo can inspire me. I can be watching TV, and suddenly an idea will pop up out of nowhere, and my brain with run with it, making up scenarios and asking "what if" questions.

People watching is great too, because you can silent ask what they story is, and make up a whole array of things that are happening, and since it's fiction you can put them into any situation, give them lots of obstacles to overcome, and still let them have a happy ending.

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