Goodreads asked Brooke Criswell:

How do you get inspired to write?

Brooke Criswell Since I was a young girl, I have been inspired to write. At age 8 I wrote an autobiography of my family and I, though I never let anyone read it. I love words; meanings, sounds, combinations, nuances.... In elementary school and junior high I spent hours reading the dictionary and encyclopedias, you know, before the internet. So when you ask 'how did I get inspired to write?" I don't know what to answer. I love words, and words combine to form writing.
What inspired the writing of Wren & Ignacio is twofold; 1. I was living a love story and 2. my dad became terminally ill and I wanted to write a book for him to read. I am thrilled to say I achieved that goal, I wrote the book, and my dad read it (and liked it, though he felt some parts were too sad (probably the parts where I spoke about his illness's effect on my life)).
I continue to be inspired to write everyday - life is full of interesting, frustrating, poignant, and perplexing bits that present points of departure. So I write.

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