"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Edison.
Edison does have a point - but I know of an awful lot of writers who have shed an awful lot of perspiration in the cause of seeking inspiration. Sometimes it is awfully hard to find just the right chunk of kindling to make the fire go!
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