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  • May 28th, 2009 | 12:21 PM
Thursday thoughts

Thinking about writing a book and writing a book are not the same thing.

Talking about characters and making characters talk are not the same thing.

Researching a setting and making a setting come to life are not the same thing.

Sometimes I need to remind myself of the basics.


There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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May 28th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh those hard parts.... we can do it.
May 29th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
yes we can!
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May 29th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
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May 29th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
May 28th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Hard truths... for all of us. Sending a hug your way.
May 29th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Thanks. Sometimes I just need to shake myself.
May 28th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, boy, did THIS hit home today! ;)
May 29th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, me too.
May 29th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Amen. This is very true. I have notes, scribbles, a plot, and about 7,000 words...I know the beginning, middle, and end, but have not done the WORK to get to say "I have WRITTEN."
May 29th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Yes, that's the point we want to get to - we have WRITTEN! We can do it!
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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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