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2. Notice What Won't Leave
"The two Grimké sisters took hold of my mind and they wouldn't leave. And I know this feeling. I can recognize it now "That...ah...this is it." There are so many different things out there trying to hook our attention, we writers have to be very selective and make certain that it is coming from inside out, not outside in. The Grimkés were maverick women, probably the most radical couple of sisters to ever come out of the antebellum South, that's for sure. And I loved that about them. They didn't just capture my imagination, they captured my heart."