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Meryl Yourish

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Meryl Yourish is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fanstasy Writers Workshop (1990, Michigan State University). She has been writing since the ninth grade, when her very first short story was published in the Parents Night magazine.

Meryl spent most of her life in northeastern New Jersey. She moved to Richmond, VA in 2002, where she lives with two cats that look suspiciously like Goldeneyes and Letsan.

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Meryl Yourish Until a few years ago, I let it defeat me. But after I got the idea for The Catmage Chronicles, I worked hard to push through what I -thought- was…moreUntil a few years ago, I let it defeat me. But after I got the idea for The Catmage Chronicles, I worked hard to push through what I -thought- was writer's block. Turns out that it was lack of plotting. So now, I wind up calling a friend when I'm stuck, and start talking to her about the plot. She says "Yes" and "Uh-huh" from time to time, and after a few minutes, I figure out what I needed to do and move forward.

The other thing you need to be wary of is the voice inside you telling you that your writing isn't any good. Ignore that voice. Write anyway. When you read what you've written, turns out the voice was lying.(less)
Meryl Yourish I get to daydream, call it "plotting", and then say I'm working. :-)
Average rating: 4.00 · 34 ratings · 15 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
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