What Do YOU Think?

I’m interested in getting your thoughts about stuff I see and hear, quotes I read, stuff that passes as knowledge – and starting an authorey conversation.

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Go there. It’s worth it. This may be the most important lesson of all, and it’s one of my favorite-favorites. Put yourself out there. Go for it.

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16 thoughts on “What Do YOU Think?

  1. I love Robert Frost. I’m not sure if you caught that I referenced one of his poems in Ruby Slips. He had a house in my hometown in New Hampshire. Like someone said above, my characters lead my stories. I like to be surprised by them. My husband, who is not a writer, thinks I need to outline out my entire story before I write. I don’t do this. I have ideas of things that might happen and a general way it might go, but it doesn’t always work out that way. I think you had a blog post about this before, but sometimes it is difficult to keep two characters apart. In my Weaver series, I do kill off a character (which is a little bit of a surprise for me and the reader), but that is thanks to my husband because he said someone has to die.

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    • I have no problem with mapping things out in a general way and then taking a better path if it appears to you. The problem most writers have is they have no idea where anything is going to go so they can’t get there. And they stop.

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  2. Frost was absolutely right. The writer has to have the passion to put words to paper, and then cry (or at least choke up) when s/he reads them. When you write something straight from your heart, it’s good.

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