Goodreads asked Jan Woodhouse:

How do you get inspired to write?

Jan Woodhouse I read a lot (non-fiction as well as fiction) and often the books I read set my mind off along a certain track, and if they touch on something I recognize from my own life I find this produces the genesis for a story. Although when I was in a writing group sometimes a theme that was set for the group was enough to set the ideas in motion - though this would be a short story or poem rather than a novel.

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