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"My thinking is there’s no such thing as a bad idea for a story. Or perhaps what I mean is every idea for a story is bad until you make it good. Any time I’ve written anything good I’ve spent the vast majority of the composition process convinced it was an utter stinker. And they were stinkers, until they weren’t, at which point they were done. The only way to get from one to the other is work."

TSP: Claire Vaye Watkins and the Myth of the Good Idea

The Battleborn author on some of her worst story ideas (“There was the one about a town that builds a rocket ship to colonize the moon, deciding to leave all the rabble-rousing feminists behind.”) and the myth of the good idea (“imagine Toni Morrison saying, ‘Picture this! Ghost baby has sex with her mom’s boyfriend! It’ll win a Nobel!’”).

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