Goodreads asked J.R. McLemore:

How do you get inspired to write?

J.R. McLemore My inspiration, like my story ideas, comes from so many disparate places. It's a difficult question to answer. There're plenty of days when I just cannot be inspired, so I don't write. Instead, I may work on a cover for a story that I plan to write one day; sometimes, this provides the inspiration for me to start working on the story. I've been inspired by reading other authors' work, seeing how they turn a phrase or describe a location. Inspiration may come from successfully marrying two separate story ideas to get one really phenomenal idea.

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