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PostSubject: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Fri May 04, 2012 12:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Fri May 04, 2012 4:24 pm

Great advice, Abe! Just when I'd decided not to write a story for the Forever Families anthology, Bradbury convinced me that I should -- even a crap one!

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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Fri May 04, 2012 9:53 pm

Yes, Shelagh, Bradbury's talk about writing gives us insights that can be of significant value. Even writing crap is a writing experience. What stuck with me was the importance of writing short stories. What DK is doing (journalistic endeavor) will prove to be of value. I also thought about Dick's experience in writing.
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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Sat May 05, 2012 5:44 am

I like the simple advice that's also profound. Sometimes it's difficult to keep on keeping on, then something positive happens. I particularly liked what he said about negative friends.
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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Sat May 05, 2012 6:43 am

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...what you’re looking for is just one person to come up and tell you, “I love you for what you do.”

That's what it is all about, isn't it?

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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Sat May 05, 2012 7:49 am

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If what you are following, however, is your own true adventure, if it is something appropriate to your deep spiritual need or readiness, then magical guides will appear to help you.... If you are ready for it, then doors will open where there were no doors before, and where there would not be doors for anyone else. And you must have courage. It’s the call to adventure, which means there is no security, no rules.

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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Mon May 07, 2012 6:32 pm

That was a great article. Nothing like a jab in the eye to get me thinking and engaged about writing fiction.
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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Mon May 07, 2012 10:27 pm

Good to see you, Pam. Have you completed your move to BC?
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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Tue May 08, 2012 4:07 am

Hi Abe - it's great to see you too! We are leaving in just under 3 weeks (May 28), and I am headed to Alberta (although it's funny you mention BC - I have a friend there who was asking me to go visit, LOL). I am looking forward to the drive as it is a beautiful one, and a great way to make the transition in my head as well as physically.
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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Tue May 08, 2012 8:05 am

Pam, I have fond memories of Alberta. Calgary is an exciting city. Hope your move is exciting. May be a story in it, eh?
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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Tue May 08, 2012 11:36 am

Abe, that is entirely possible, although I am hoping that as stories go it is a fun one rather than anything dramatic, LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: For every author or author to be. A must see.   Fri May 25, 2012 9:51 pm

Thanks for sharing, Abe. Great advice!
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