Goodreads asked Edward L. Lanner:

How do you get inspired to write?

Edward L. Lanner I think visually. If a scene comes to mind that prompts many questions, I will use that as the basis for a story. It doesn’t mean that scene will necessarily come at the start of the story.

I have also had the beginnings of stories pop into my mind, prompted by news items, for example: the causes of failing sight in the elderly.

Sometimes, something about human nature will demand my attention, looking for expression.
Edward L. Lanner

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