Goodreads asked Terrance Aldon Shaw:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Terrance Aldon Shaw Partly from life-experience; partly from imagination. What many aspiring writers don't understand is that potential ideas are everywhere. Getting good story ideas has everything to do with the ability to observe the life around us; it's not so much about being "inspired" or waiting for strange and novel ideas to hit us.

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