""People offer their opinions to deal with their own anxieties, make themselves feel important, give themselves a sense of power, and draw attention to themselves. Perhaps the most common reason is to show how much they know about a…"
"Thank you, Brianne, for writing this. I like to pick at things too, namely writing. My brother sent me an article on the difference between an amateur and a professional. So, am I an amateur writer, who picks at writing, or am I a professional, who…"
"So glad to know of these links on Facebook and Twitter. I am a freshman in the publishing world. I've had one short-story published with an online magazine. I was elated, but not for long, finding fault with my writing (the e-zine did not…"
"I found this article more of an ad than I did helpful tips on how to circumvent distractions. I suppose if I want to know more, I have to pay. This is not what I'm used to on SheWrites. Disappointing."
"What a great idea and a new take on an old tradition. Forget the long lines of people trying to make small talk, while hugging their books as a shield. Let's dance! Glad it worked out for you, Marci, and good luck on your book sales."
"I'm with some of the authors above in that I like total silence. I'm easily distracted, so the blinds are pulled and no music. Someone tweeted last night that they listen to the theme song for the Rose Ceremony on The Bachelorette, when…"
"I must say that a computer graphic doesn't excite me like the cover of a new paperback. I don't ogle at the computer screen and wonder where the story that follows will take me next. I'm not tempted to sniff my screen or rub my…"
"Running helps my creativity as well. I deal with many aches and pains and I fear the day when I can no longer hear the rhythm of my breathing and the pounding of my feet as they hit the pavement or treadmill, depending. I came up with a title to my…"
"As many have mentioned, I do a little of both. After I've written and edited on screen, I'll print the entire manuscript and edit on paper. I usually find even more things to change on the hard copy. Funny how that works."
"Loved your comment, Meg. Sometimes publication drives me. I saw the best movie last night on DVD, Words. The ending stunk, but the story was great and proved this point for me. Publication would mean validation, which I haven't had much of in…"
"Thanks for your article Kathy. I too am a late bloomer. I especially loved the line "all the while trying not to cringe at how terrible it was, just to keep going." That's the hardest part, isn't it. It has been a very long…"
">I was surprised that Ann Patchett did not recommend her own bookstore on the list,
I think that perhaps might have appeared unseemly. But her store is represented in the anthology, with a piece written by another author. So all is well!
"I, too, enjoy acknowledgement pages. I'll have to agree with Catherine: I'd be hard pressed to find someone to thank. I would like to thank my husband, although I had to write on the sly when he wasn't hungry, etc. I'd like to…"
"I was in Nashville earlier this fall (used to live there), and stopped into Parnassus, met the manager (have previously met Ann Patchett, one of the owners). And bought several books! Really lovely store. And it is SO nice to know there is a…"
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I was in Nashville earlier this fall (used to live there), and stopped into Parnassus, met the manager (have previously met Ann Patchett, one of the owners). And bought several books! Really lovely store. And it is SO nice to know there is a bookstore there. I wrote most of my 1st novel in the cafe at Davis Kidd, and then read there when my second novel released. Was so devastated to hear it had closed.
No idea what it's called here, Tyra but glad to make your acquaintance. I keep up with a host of blogs about writing, which I highlight on my own each weekend, including She Writes. What I like about SheWrites are the discussions.
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Tyra, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group and/or in Novelists (Struggling or Not). You can find all the groups through the Community button at the top of your page. Enjoy the site!
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