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  • Thank you both for your great comments. This issue of constantly reminding yourself speaks to the attentiveness we all need to cultivate in our writing practices. I keep signs above my writing space. Helpful. :)
  • ...and to write for others. That's different of course than writing for a publisher. Sometimes a publisher (or rather, an editor at a house) might cultivate in you a project for their li...
  • ...ese feelings of glee and hope to a character or two. Breathe life into a story of struggle or despair, transform the aromas into a rainforest or cultivate a romantic interlude in forei...
  • ...finish them without submitting because the inner critic takes over. This is a tough journey. One thing I do to keep my readers' needs in mind is cultivate community with them, wherein...
  • ...ike having friends in your physical surroundings--to have friends you have to be a friend, and that takes time and energy and the willingness to cultivate the friendship.
  • ...to people I hear that I am interested in linking up with. One of the main things I have learned though, before I head off to a conference, is to cultivate my local community by hosting...
  • @Nicolia - having a pen name is a great way to cultivate an alter ego while keeping the real you private. Everyone has a right to privacy, and just because you write books doesn't mean...
  • ...my free time has allowed me....since leaving a full time job to care for my mother....lots of time to explore all the work that is necessary to cultivate my dream of writing a book on...
  • ...e with Constance Hale on this one. We're not "users"; we're friends. My posts are not advertisements. My posts are parts of dialogue intended to cultivate and strengthen my ties to my...
  • ...giant jigsaw puzzle whereas a short story, to my thinking, is a kind of magnifying glass on a situation, character, etc. Isn't it something to "cultivate a life in which writing is so...