Sioux Falls Woman Writes Novel in Tire Shop

Writing a novel isn’t easy. I should know; I’ve started half a dozen of them, and none one of them is finished. It’s not enough just to have a good idea. You have to know how to follow through with it. Finding the inspiration and wherewithal to write 50,000 or 60,000 or 100,000 pages isn’t easy!

One woman found inspiration in the unlikeliest of sources. Amy Daws of Sioux Falls, South Dakota checked into the local Tires Tires Tires for a routine tire change, but she had an ulterior motive on her mind. Like many a writer, she was struggling to make progress in her latest book, and was hoping to make some headway while she was waiting.

As it turned out, Amy found a surge of creativity while she waited, writing more than she had in a long time. Eager to keep her streak going, she contacted all her friends and family in need of an oil change, offering to help them out so she could get some more quality writing time.

Eventually she ran out of friends, but he found a new one in the general manager, Gary Michaels. He contacted Amy and told her she was free to write in their customer comfort center whenever she needed to. Michaels even told her she was free to use Tires Tires Tires for a local book signing!

All’s well as ends well, as the saying goes: Amy Daws found the perfect place to finish her novel, the tire store made a good name for itself in the relatively small city, and the world was gifted with another novel.

President Thomas Jefferson once said, “I cannot live without books.” May all the tired writers looking for inspiration find their own tire shop to write in.

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