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Maggie Lynch

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Maggie is the author of 20 published books, as well as more than 30 short stories and numerous non-fiction articles. She is also the founder of Windtree Press, an independent publishing cooperative. Her love of lifelong-learning has garnered degrees in psychology, counseling, computer science, and education; and led to opportunities to consult in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Since 2013, Maggie has enjoyed the luxury of writing full-time. Her adult fiction spans romance, suspense, and SF titles under the name Maggie Jaimeson. She writes YA under the name Maggie Faire. Her non-fiction titles are found under Maggie McVay Lynch.

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Maggie Lynch I've never had writer's block--a time when I didn't know what to write. However, I've had times when I procrastinated writing because I was afraid, or…moreI've never had writer's block--a time when I didn't know what to write. However, I've had times when I procrastinated writing because I was afraid, or knew I had to write a difficult scene and couldn't go there emotionally right then, or questioned my ability to resolve a major plot point or theme. In other words, I knew what I had to write and why I had to write it, but chose not to face it at that moment.

Sometimes I deal with this by simply not writing for a while. After a period of time, I then my force myself through it by giving myself permission to be over the top in my scene. By writing it as melodrama or as way too much action or people saying crazy things, I get out all the fear knowing that I can decide to scrap it all later or edit it, tone it down, change it. This always works for me. Surprisingly often, what I thought was "too much" or over the top isn't that far from the mark. It is all about my fear to approach it.

I'm a really positive, up-beat optimist most of the time. This means I really don't like torturing my characters or giving them so much struggle in their life. So, sometimes it's hard to write. But deep down I know I MUST make it hard for them because life isn't all puppies and unicorns. Once I do get it down my procrastination ends and I can move on.




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1. When I finish the book and send it to my editor, I always feel a great sense of accomplishment and of having learned something…more
Two best things:

1. When I finish the book and send it to my editor, I always feel a great sense of accomplishment and of having learned something important in the process.

2. When a reader writes me to tell me he/she loved it, or it moved them, or they learned something. That is the best reward ever!(less)
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In this wonderful writer's life the one thing you can count on is change. Though I have enjoyed blogging here for the past 5 years, I've realized that my fans have moved to other places for communication. They are on Facebook, Twitter, and most importantly on my Reader List.
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