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  • September 3rd, 2008 | 7:57 PM
Wednesday Writing tip

Today's writing tip is a simple one to hear but a hard one to put into action for a lot of us.

Take a chance and step outside your comfort zone.

Not for the whole book.
Not even for the whole chapter.
Maybe just for one scene.

Don't play it safe and see where it takes you.
You might be surprised.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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September 4th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
I just wrote a whole book set in a country not my own.

Can I go write inside my comfort zone again for a while now? :-)
September 4th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Not really. If I'm not stretching, I'm not sure I know how to write. Still, I'm at the point in the process when find myself muttering about finding an easy book for my next project! :-)
September 4th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Yes. You have a free pass. :-)

We were watching something going on in Iceland the other night and I thought of you. I will always think of you and Iceland together.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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