"Creative writers make believe. They train themselves sharply to observe the world around them, to notice the unnoticed. They reach back into their past lives for rich characters, vivid settings, and meaningful events. But at some point, the search for raw material veers toward another source--it turns inward to what isn't, wasn't, and could never be, yet somehow seems right, real, and true."
From: THE CREATIVE PROCESS by Carol Burke and Molly Best Tinsley
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