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Tara Taylor Quinn

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Tara Taylor Quinn began her love affair with Harlequin when she was fourteen years old and picked up a free promotional copy of a Harlequin Romance in a hometown grocery store. The relationship was solidified the year she was suspended from her high school typing class for hiding a Harlequin Romance behind the keys of her electric typewriter. Unaware that her instructor loomed close by, Ms. Quinn read blissfully on with one finger resting on the automatic repeating period key. She finished the book in the principal’s office. Forced to leave her romances in her locker after that, Ms. Quinn’s typing skills improved - a fact for which she is eternally grateful.

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Tara Taylor Quinn Self-fulfillment. I am a writer. When I write I reach a state of self-actualization that brings a beautiful peace.
Tara Taylor Quinn I don't believe in it. I know that when the words aren't flowing, I have to get out of my own way. If I can't write it's because I'm allowing…moreI don't believe in it. I know that when the words aren't flowing, I have to get out of my own way. If I can't write it's because I'm allowing something else to take control of my mind. I ask myself if I really want to write that day, and if the answer is yes, I sit down and start to type. The words that come first might be garbage, but they open the door to that place where my writer voice exists.

If I ask the question and find that I don't really want to write that day, but I have to because I am on deadline, I try to get to a relaxed place. Heat usually does it for me and since I live in the desert, I most often just have to go outside and sit by my fountain for a while and let the sun wash over me.

If I ask the question and the answer is no, and it's really from the heart, I give myself the day off.

I also recognize that there are times when I am writing, working, but not ready to put words to the page. On those days I allow myself to think, to focus, on whatever comes to mind, but I don't force myself to type.(less)
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The life of a writer is not normal. It's just not. At least not for this writer. I walk around with people talking to me all day long - not in a schizophrenic way - they don't take over my thoughts - they just talk to me. Constantly. Kind of like having your friend sitting down with you and filling you in on what's going on in her life. Only I have a lot of friends doing that. These days, diffe... Read more of this blog post »
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" Or maybe she should just get to the point she was trying most to avoid, and think about strangling Alfonso - metaphorically of course. "
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" Pam wrote: "I have yet to find an umbrella, a garden and a basketball. I have located all others. Have not read them yet."

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“I'm too intense. I feel too much. And when I experience certain sensations, I act. Even if the situation is one I should probably walk away from. But you know what?" She was feeling a little better. "I'm never going to walk away, not from any of it. I can't. I am what I am. I'm intense, just as my fiance said. I feel everything around me, and I'm glad about that. I can't imagine life without the depth, without the magic that accompanies the pain.”
Tara Taylor Quinn, A Child's Wish

“Faith and trust come from an inner ability to believe in something unseen, to expect it to be there without ever having proof that it is.”
Tara Taylor Quinn, Sophie's Secret

“... my choices still follow me. They are a part of me.'
'Only if you let them be. Yes, choices define your life, Soph, but you make new ones every single day. Life is a work in progress, and how we define it changes as we change, as our choices change.”
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