I've taken today's quote from Les Edgerton's nifty book HOOKED: Write fiction that grabs readers at page one and never lets them go.
"The best sources for significant story problems reside within yourself in the form of your personal demons. The very best writers are those who are courageous enough to go deep inside themselves to face and expose the warts and hidden and forbidden feelings most of us want to hide from or deny, at least to others. Not everyone is able to face his demons and bring them out to the light of day, but if you have a fear, a forbidden thought or yearning, or an experience that has scarred or deeply affected you, then you have the material of great literature and of great story problems."
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