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Are you a writer?

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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:21 am

LOL Yes. I am very well capable to tell people like it is. On paper.

IRL though, I have more issues, especially with authority figures. ;) Learning though, learning!
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by richb » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:48 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:21 am
LOL Yes. I am very well capable to tell people like it is. On paper.

IRL though, I have more issues, especially with authority figures. ;) Learning though, learning!
From my experience you should never stop learning. And as I have grown older, and I hope wiser, more confident in standing up to authority when appropriate. But even at my age it is still a learning process.
“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” ―John Wooden
“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.” – Robert E. Lee
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:03 am

Indeed true quotes. I have been told the same by some of my elderly clients back then. :)
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by richb » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:12 am

Did you just imply I was elderly? :bawling:
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:29 am

Way to change what I said :P
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by richb » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:50 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:29 am
Way to change what I said :P
One of my talents. :happy:
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:57 am

Hehe.. their comments were mostly like: we're never too old to learn, I am even learning something new from you.

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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Paul.. » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:17 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:47 am
I got a case of terrible cold feet this past Tuesday, started doubting everything, thank goodness was smart enough to mail them with my thoughts and fears. Took a half hour phone call from them to make me see reason that the book IS good enough, and that I DID put enough effort in.
Anne Lamott (author of "Bird by Bird"...a wonderful book about writing) says, "Perfection is the enemy of the people."

When it comes to writing, I find that it is a daily battle. I can laugh about it when I'm not suffering in its icy grip.;)

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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by lonesomepoint » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:43 am

As an aspiring novelist, I personally cannot really answer this question, because I have never progressed beyond the stage of simply writing copious notes for myself on the characters, settings and plot.

I suppose I can give one possibly useful tip. Some years ago, I discovered--through what, I don't remember--a "work in progress notebook" organizer by an author named Jeannie Ruesch. (http://jeannieruesch.com/product-catego ... -notebook/ ) She made it available in either book form or a computer file; I bought the file version. I've never even gotten around to using it yet, but it could be of interest to other writers.

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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:08 am

Paul.. wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:17 am
Anne Lamott (author of "Bird by Bird"...a wonderful book about writing) says, "Perfection is the enemy of the people."

When it comes to writing, I find that it is a daily battle. I can laugh about it when I'm not suffering in its icy grip.;)
Just imagine me correcting the thing.... gaaah!


I can seriously tell you I was tired of reading the book after run nr 6 :laugh:
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