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Books Writing

First Drafts

This quote from Bernard Malamud describes first drafts perfectly.

First drafts are for learning what your novel is about. Revision is working with that knowledge to enlarge and enhance an idea to re-form it. The first draft of a book is the most uncertain-where you need guts, the ability to accept the imperfect until it is better.

Bernard Malamud
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Books Writing

Write First; Edit later

It doesn’t matter how bad your first draft is, or how many errors you make. No one will see it but you. When you have that burst of inspiration and the words flow faster than you can type or write them, don’t stop to correct a spelling or a punctuation, just write. Don’t try to make every sentence or ever paragraph perfect. As John Dufresne says, “The purpose of the first draft is not to get it right, but to get it written.

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Books Writing

Writing Dialogue

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When writing dialogue, keep it short and meaningful. Do not write long drawn out sentences that are unnecessary. Your dialogue should be consistent with your character’s voice. It should be clear to the reader who the person is speaking to. The words should flow naturally. When in doubt that your dialogue sounds natural, read it out load. Good luck and happy writing.

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Inspiraton Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Maintain a Positive Attitude

Maintain a positive attitude even when things are not going your way. Perseverance is often necessary when pursuing your dreams. Avoid dream killers, those who tell you that you can’t, it’s not feasible, it’s not realistic, when they have never even tried it. Never take advice from those who have already given up without trying because they are among the first to shoot your dream down. You may have heard this before and it’s true, the first step towards success is having confidence in yourself. You have to believe in YOU.

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Life and Living LIFESTYLE

People of the World

The world is big. The world is wide. Made up of many
countries, some with borders on every side.
Some countries are friends. Others are enemies, and there are moments when it seem we are on the brink of war. When nature strikes we come to acknowledge that we are more connected than we realize. The people of the world need to get along. We must help each other. Together we are strong.

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LIFESTYLE

This too Shall Pass

Though the sky may seem grey, there is always a silver lining.
No matter how long and winding the path may seem
there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Due to the Coronavirus many of you may now find yourself at home. Where ever you are in the world life must go on. We all have to play our part to stop the spread of the virus. A pleasant pastime is reading. Find books in the genre you love, read and try to relax. It is a stressful time and any form of relaxation will help. Stay strong and keep safe.

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LIFESTYLE News and Views

Keep Informed

It may seem scary right now, but I believe we will get through this. One of the most important thing as we fight this coronavirus crisis is to keep informed with what health officials are saying. In a crisis there is often a lot of misinformation. I read an article where 27 people from Iran died of alcohol poisoning trying to protect themselves from the virus. This goes to show that misinformation can be just as dangerous as the virus.

It is okay to switch off the news sometimes; watch a movie, read a book, play card games. Do something that can help you relax because stress is just as bad. Take all the necessary precautions to keep safe. It may be a while yet, but we will get through this.