In his book “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft,” Stephen King has famously credited “the boys in the basement” for working on his story even when he isn’t. The term “boys in the basement” did not ring true for me. Therefore, I came up with my own name: “the girls in the attic.” 

Last night I invoked them, and they did not disappoint. 

This is an open letter of thank you:

Dear Girls in the Attic:

Last night, before falling asleep, I asked you to help me figure out what to do next in my story. This morning when I woke up and sat down to write, you gave me the answer. Thank you, thank you, thank you!



Have you ever called on your “boys in the basement” or your “girls in the attic”? Comment below.

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