Interview With Duff Brenna on Words With Writers

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When you’re having trouble getting started on story, where do you look for inspiration or new ideas?

In books that others have written. I read approximately one novel a week. All good novels are brimming with ideas. I take notes on 3×5 cards and there are times when I’ll find my next story in a phrase or paragraph I wrote on a card. I also keep a journal and mine it for ideas. I know how to listen when I’m with people. Stories often pop out of their mouths that I use to write my own version of what they were saying. I also use my own life. Much of what I write has some biographical inspiration.”

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