Yes, I agree. People should understand how our brains work. For every book you read, a word, a sentence, a thought remains in your subconscious. Over time, maybe years later (in my case), those words, phrases and thoughts come out at the most unexpected times. I don’t know how else to explain it, except to say our brains are amazing hoarders, if we give them something to hoard. Or a someone once wrote: “An empty house has no memories.”

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.