Linda Urban





Linda Urban


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Detriot, The United States
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I was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in a suburban house that looked like all the others on my street. Sometimes I liked that sameness. It made me feel normal, when I worried I wasn’t.

Other times, though, I wanted to be different — to shine, to have people see me as special. I tried ballet dancing and singing and playing musical instruments, but I wasn’t very good at any of those things. But writing stories was fun! And often people liked what I wrote.

At Oakbrook Elementary, I wrote lots of poems and stories. One story, SUPERBOX, was about a crime-fighting shoe box. That story won me a prize. Even better? I got to read it out loud to my classmates, who laughed at the funny p
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There are lots of reasons why an author might choose one point of

view over another. The first, quite honestly, might be comfort level,
especially when a writer is a beginner. When I began writing, I came at
it as a reader, but also with some small amount of experience in
theater. The easiest way for me to see, feel, taste, touch, and smell
the story was to inhabit a character much the way I had whe...

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“I told Dad about yesterday...I told him how I made all those mistakes.
'But you kept on playing?' Dad said. His eyes got wide when he said it. I could tell he was proud.
'Everybody does,' I said. 'You can't just get up and walk away every time you mess up. You'd never get anywhere.”
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“Never trust an exclamation point.”
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