Goodreads asked Richard Smiraldi:

How do you get inspired to write?

Richard Smiraldi Inspiration has always been a sticky widget. I find that if I sit down to write, I'll write something. I can't always count on inspiration to hit me. Sometimes we need to discipline ourselves to write or we don't. Life has a habit of getting in the way. Of course, most writers do have those 3 o'clock in the morning moments -where we have to get up and jot it down before we lose the idea.

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