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BookCoverPreview 2Meeting Your Writing Goals

“What you choose to write is up to you, but setting goals is the best way to make sure that you get the story written. Experience also tells me, that, even though I think I’m writing a short story,  there’s a real good chance that it will turn out to be a novel. So, keep in mind that goals can change.”

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Stuck for a Story Idea?

“You’ve heard the advice many times. ‘Write what you know.’ But, if you’re like me, when I heard that advice the first time, I thought, ‘Great, I can write about nothing—or at least nothing interesting.’ I mean what kind of great novel was going to revolve around my ability at sixteen to pack a supermarket grocery bag, do homework, clean my room, listen to music with my friends, or sew my own clothes?

So like I do with most advice that I don’t like, I ignored it—sort of.”

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