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Posted 12.31.13

“For inspiration I've found that doing something unrelated to writing serves me well, like viewing documentaries or people watching on a bus or train. Or, for example, I'll assemble a book case, go for a walk, or do mundane chores around the house. These types of tasks give my brain quiet time to construct lines and make necessary associations before I ever get any words on paper. Putting my mind in a fallow state allows it to absorb the art that feeds my writing. I also, of course, find enjoying art and literature helpful, which means I attend readings or read books on various subjects in multiple genres, go to exhibits and museums, view films, listen to music, or attend performances. It’s all part of the process of building unexpected links within my mind and therefore my writing.”
—Tara Betts, author of Arc & Hue (Willow Books, 2009)

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