The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
All writers, and probably all artists in general, are asked the following question on a regular basis: "Where do you get your ideas?" There seems to be a common perception that ideas are like rare, beautiful butterflies, frolicking in some secret sunny grove in a magic valley, awaiting the nets of those who have read the map. Well, they're not.
Ideas are like dust and lint
Copyright © 2003 by Dave Grossman
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