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How do you get inspired to write?

Nivi Engineer I read great books -- non-fiction, literary fiction, children's books, I'm not picky. A trip to the art museum invariably yields at least one story idea (it usually strikes hard, and I leave before I get struck again). Snippets of overheard conversation can prompt ideas. Sometimes, a quick visit to Facebook, where someone posts one of those inspirational quotes that reminds me to get off Facebook and write, does the trick. Everything, anything, can inspire me, so I keep my phone handy and start jotting down my ideas in Evernote when an idea hits.

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