Goodreads asked Laurel McHargue:

How do you get inspired to write?

Laurel McHargue When my 5th grade teacher took us outside and had us peer through the grass on our bellies for poetic inspiration, I realized how much fun playing with words could be. In high school, my journals were my "free shrink." I would pour all of my angst into them, and somehow feel better when I finished each entry. Writing is powerful, and I've always loved reading things that surprise and delight me.

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