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Mark Nelson Activity helps. If the words don't come, I'll take a walk, read a book, let life sweep me along for awhile. Discipline helps keep the word flow going…moreActivity helps. If the words don't come, I'll take a walk, read a book, let life sweep me along for awhile. Discipline helps keep the word flow going for me. If I set myself down at the keyboard, relax, let the questions percolating in my hind brain come forward, let the characters who have to deal with those questions start talking to me, then words come. Sometimes they take me in unexpected directions, and THAT is when things get interesting. I recall pausing for a whole year after finishing an early draft of Poets. I knew book two would have to be bigger and more complex, and I wasn't sure I could pull it off. I had a handful of characters rattling their chains in my sleep. One day in the middle of a rain interrupted vacation in Idaho, I borrowed my daughter's laptop and wrote 3000 words and was off and running. Great fun.(less)
Mark Nelson I've met some wonderful people who share my love of words and story. Having folks respond to my writing has been a real joy. It has made a huge…moreI've met some wonderful people who share my love of words and story. Having folks respond to my writing has been a real joy. It has made a huge difference in how I teach. Confidence is its own aphrodisiac in that regard. I have found I have a voice and something to say. Having the chance to share, and confronting the risks that sharing brings with it, has been a huge growth experience for me. I am proud to call myself 'author'.(less)
Average rating: 3.82 · 11 ratings · 5 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Poets of Pevana
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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King's Gambit
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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