Goodreads asked Maria Thermann:

How do you get inspired to write?

Maria Thermann An interesting article in the news, an overheard conversation on a bus or train or something out of the ordinary that happens to people I know might trigger of a brainstorming attack that leads to a book or short story idea. For most writers it's a combination of many different factors and some considerable "gestation" time that produces a fully-fledged plot in the end.

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