That's a trick headline, because I wanted all you writers to pay attention to this post, but this post is to direct you to a blog post by Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue. She got tired of the ever-repeated question, "How do you get your ideas?" or "Where do you get your inspiration?" and decided to write this, which talks about how the difference between ordinary folk and writers is that writers pay attention. You can read her post here.