Inspired by Irving Wallace

Irving Wallace was a top selling author and I vividly remember some of his books from the ’70s like ” The Prize”.  He inspired many, like me , to write based on our imagination. One of his outstanding quotes was:  “You need not have lived something to see it, to write about it. You were provided with imagination. Use it. Da Vinci did not have to attend the Last Supper to paint it.”

John Masters

This post appeared in the Facebook Page for “It Can’t Be You” but not everyone who reaches here necessarily follows that Page, right? This is about an interesting conversation I had with an old friend recently. I was asked ” How come you chose a military kind of background for your book? You weren’t in the Army were you?”. No, I wasn’t- though many seeing me and my mugshot often conclude I was!

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