The Saturday Writing Post — on inspiration

heart key“Ideas that most inspire me embrace me, as if I’ve walked right into their arms. These are ideas for which I know I can sustain interest. They have a magical, alluring quality. They sing with resonance and everything else recedes. My heart beats fast. I recognize the idea. I call this experience “the quickening.”
… Creative people are energetically curious. They have honed their expertise in some area so well that they become sensitive to its nuances. They need no external validation and they can bypass self-censoring mechanisms. All of this can be fertile ground for the quickening.”

— Katherine Ramsland, InSinC, the Sisters in Crime quarterly, March 2015, “Best Source for Inspiration: The Quickening”

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