This is an episode of Matt Gemmell's Trouble With Writing, a podcast with focused, hard-won techniques for solving all the problems you might encounter when planning, writing, and editing novels. Brief and to-the-point, with episodes you can listen to in any order.

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Inspiration is something that comes after you start work, not a prerequisite for it.

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Episode Notes

In this episode, I discuss inspiration, and how we often think of it as an external or obscure energy-source, without which we can’t effectively make art. The oppposite is true: start the work anyway, write the next sentence, and be your own source of inspiration.

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