Goodreads asked Rett MacPherson:

How do you get inspired to write?

Rett MacPherson Stephen King pretty much answered this question for all time. He said, “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
There really is no magic formula for any of it. Not for the actual act of writing. (Do you write at night? During the day? In a corner? In a field? With a cat? Like there's some special list of ingredients that you follow and you'll have a best seller. Doesn't work that way.) Nor is there one for the inspiration, either. If you wait for the muse to find you, you'll grow old and dusty in the process. You have to hunt that muse down and make her your bitch, basically. Although, it *is* awesome when inspiration just happens to hit at the same time you're on a deadline. Basically, I read. Read for pleasure, read to learn, read to live. If you're a writer, pretty soon those words will start boiling over and begging you to write them down.

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