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Ever wondered how a writer gets her ideas? What it means to “have a story scooped”? Or when an author knows a piece is ready for publication?

This month, in a special edition of his column “From My Desk to Yours,” Michael Lydon will answer your burning writing questions! A resident blogger here at Write the World, Michael was a founding member of Rolling Stone Magazine, and even wrote the biography of the legendary jazz musician Ray Charles.

Your questions for Michael might focus on a specific element of the writing or editing process, or address the big-picture experience of living and working in the writing field. We’ll post Michael’s column—full of answers—later this month. Until then, ask away!