Goodreads asked Ian Wilkinson:

How do you get inspired to write?

Ian Wilkinson Something has to fire you up enough about the subject matter to work on for several years; that's how long it takes me to write and polish a full length novel. I also need inspiration to map out the bones of a convincing story and then a mixture of inspiration and perspiration to fill out the flesh. A rough outline can pop into the head quite quickly, but it must be inspiring enough for several years work. And at the end, there’s a lot of sweat and polish to get it right.

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