Goodreads asked Emily Wendell:

How do you get inspired to write?

Emily Wendell My ideas come from dreams or physical items. For example, I had a nightmare that became the beginning of a post-apocalyptic book. Another time I found a set of sheets that had lace on them. The lace seemed very Southern for some reason, and that thought turned into a story.

I never try to force anything. I just let my mind wander when I get various creative sparks and see if anything comes from it.

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