Let Flood Tide Run

IM PH Penguin 1209“When I know I’ve found a story to tell I let the flood tide run in me for a day or so and just let myself be soaked with love for the idea. In those dawning hours I’m blindly in love with the idea…Then I sleep on it. I try to put it away for a little bit…I am so excitable that I know I need a day. If my idea can survive those stages, I explore it with all I have.” -Phil Hoose

From the fantastic article in Horn Book, “Narrative Nonfiction: Kicking Ass at Last” by ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE.

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