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Saturday, June 8, 2013

You Have to Say Something

Writing is like talking. If you can talk, you can write.

If you just put on paper the words you are thinking, you will have created your story and discovered your distinct voice.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
"Come journal with me; your book is yet to be."

Writing Tip:

Read something. Read what you want to write. It can be a magazine article, or chapter from a book in your favorite genre. It can be an obituary, if that is what you you want to write. Think of what you read as a template for what you want to write.

Then go walk--Take a long slow quiet no talking walk.

As you step one foot in front of the other, inhale, and exhale. Feel your breath. Let  words you just read swirl the landscape of your mind. Sense your senses. Think of a topic, theme--what is it you want to say? When your walk is completed, return to your open notebook. Set a timer for fifteen minutes, pick up your pen and write. Write like the wind. Do not stop. Do not cross out. Just write write write.

Go ahead. I dare you.

Writing Quote:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."--Mark Twain

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