Goodreads asked Vicky Alvear Shecter:

How do you get inspired to write?

Vicky Alvear Shecter I apologize for not answering sooner--somehow I missed that folks were actually asking questions!!!!

To answer your question, sometimes I'm not inspired at all! Sometimes, I have to force myself but I can get back on track by remembering why I wanted to write about something in the first place--that the subject or time period fascinates me. If I can stay connected with what I love about it, it's easier to write. But sometimes, it's just a matter of forcing myself to sit down and do the work!

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