Goodreads asked Helen E. Barrow:

How do you get inspired to write?

Helen E. Barrow I'll get into a conversation with my husband, perhaps over something that has happened to us that day, or something one of us read on the internet. This will more often than not spark off a game of 'what if', stretching the topic, adjusting it and often undergoing some huge shift to some other subject altogether. Where you begin such sessions doesn't matter, so long as you enjoy the discussion, keep your mind open to ideas and let it go where it wants to.

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