The interpretive community of writers is one few others understand. We writers draw inspiration from daily, everyday experiences, and occasionally carry notebooks around to jot down spontaneous ideas. When the writing begins, writers may be glued to their notebooks or computers for hours at a time, closing out the world around them. Outside of the writer's interpretive community, few understand the
satisfaction of finishing a novel, an essay, a paragraph, a good topic sentence, or even an appropriate word choice. Writers use their imaginations widely and often, formulating new ideas from even the most unlikely situations.