have you ever wondered? Have you ever wondered what makes an author decide to write a story?

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I have, especially since authors so often write from their own experiences--not always, but frequently. When I first read "The Scarlet Ibis," which is so poignant and powerful, I wondered if any of the events in the story were rooted in the author's past--in his own life or in the...

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I have, especially since authors so often write from their own experiences--not always, but frequently. When I first read "The Scarlet Ibis," which is so poignant and powerful, I wondered if any of the events in the story were rooted in the author's past--in his own life or in the life of someone he had known. It's such a terribly sad story, I hope that it is completely a work of imagination.

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