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The sadistic muse

I had a scary dream the other night involving a scene from Carrie Ryan's THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH (an intense and emotionally-wrenching read if there ever was one). Which was rather unusual, because I hardly ever dream from books--I'm much more likely to dream bits from movies or TV shows where the visual impressions are clearer. In fact, the only other book-based dream I remember having was a dozen or so years ago, after I read the beginning section of Stephen King's THE STAND.

Considering this, it occurred to me that there's a common theme here. Apparently, what frightens me the most profoundly? Plague.

The thought that popped into my head immediately after? I should write a book with a plague! Imagine all the emotional agony I'd have to draw on!

I don't know if I ever will write a plague book. But it's a little comforting to know that my creative side isn't so selfish as to stop at torturing my characters. It's clearly quite eager to torture me as well. :P
Tags: bitten by a great idea, inspiration, writing

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