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Kate LeDonne Black

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Growing up an oddball in the Midwest, Kate developed strong distaste for conformity and bigotry. As a kid, she dreamed of escaping the bleak, beige existence of rural Indiana, learning new languages, and seeing the world.
She escaped a tiny, Indiana town, attended college, traveled the country, visited Australia, and had many interesting jobs like being a secretary at a comedy club, and building parade floats.
Discovering the world of self-publishing in 2004 opened all the doors for her to write from the heart, not from the marketing plan. Quirky, funny, and dark, her storytelling describes the eternal theme of alienation, the dirty business of growing up, and the value of true friendship.

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Kate LeDonne Black Write the first draft without editing as you go. Hire good people to edit and proofread. Understand that editing is a painful process that practically…moreWrite the first draft without editing as you go. Hire good people to edit and proofread. Understand that editing is a painful process that practically every writer dislikes. But you gotta do it! Ignore critics and write what you feel you want to write. Don't write to satisfy a marketing plan or demographic. Write from your heart and bleed onto the pages in black and white. If it's genuine, people can sense it and generally respond well. And never, ever, ever give up.(less)
Kate LeDonne Black I've always been a bookworm since I started reading Dr. Seuss around age 3. I love books. I've always had stories in my head that play like a movie. I…moreI've always been a bookworm since I started reading Dr. Seuss around age 3. I love books. I've always had stories in my head that play like a movie. I used to get busted in grade school all the time for "daydreaming". Later, I figured out what I really needed to do was write and tell stories.(less)
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Nothing in Particular

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Kate Black and 6 other people liked Maxine's review of The Sociopath Next Door:
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
""The Sociopath Next Door" delivers both good and bad news.

The good news is, not all sociopaths are violent murderers or serial killers. The bad news is, you probably know a sociopath. Maybe even more than one.

By some estimates, as many as 1 in 25..." Read more of this review »
Kate Black and 19 other people liked Julie's review of The Sociopath Next Door:
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
"Wow--4% of those around us are...sociopaths! Don't read this book if you have a tendency to be paranoid. I'm now looking around me now wondering, "Is SHE a sociopath? Is HE?"

A sociopath is someone without conscience (in short, they cannot love or..." Read more of this review »
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The Sociopath Next Door
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I think with the sheer number of sociopaths in Congress and in the world, people would do well to read this book and be able to identify them more easily. Sometimes this kind of psychological warfare is so subtle, it's hard to put your finger on it. ...more
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Spring Fever
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Meh. I just couldn't get into it. The characters and plot were too contrived and flat, I'm sorry to say. There's nothing wrong with some light-n-fluffy reading material, but this is too much.
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Big Girl Panties
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An easy read. I'd chalk it up to "meh". Didn't love it. Didn't hate it. But a good research for me on how to write commercial stuff. I always find sex scenes in books like this way too explicit and I always end up rolling my eyes. Best thing I can sa ...more
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“I'm a writer, not a DJ. I don't take requests.”
Kate LeDonne Black

“Being an author, is being a dictator. (in a good way)”
Pseudonymous Bosch

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“A man once asked me ... how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. "Well," said the man, "I shouldn't have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing." I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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