Friday, September 04, 2009

On Running Out of Ideas

Every writer gets asked the question, "So, how do keep from running out of ideas?"  The funniest (and truest) answer I've read in response is from author Martha Bennett Stiles: 

"By not dying.  I have more ideas that I had meant to get to than I have time left."

Perfect!   Ideas are everywhere, inspiration in everyone.  

(This quote originally appeared in BORDERLINES, the quarterly newsletter of the Midsouth SCBWI.  Martha Bennett Stiles is the author of DARKNESS OVER THE LAND, THE STAR IN THE FOREST, SARAH THE DRAGON LADY, ISLAND MAGIC, and the upcoming SAILING TO FREEDOM, THE RUNAWAY ADVENTURES OF ALLIE AND RAY, Henry Holt, 2011.  Watch for it - Ms. Stiles is an incredible writer and a wonderful human being.)

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