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Samantha Sali For His Endless Love, it came from my blog of the same name. The blog came out of the idea that people need to be inspired & shown how great God's love is.
For my upcoming nonfiction, I can thank my beautiful 6 month old for inspiring me.
Samantha Sali Oh geez, no mystery in my life...maybe something along the lines of "what did my baby eat that made his poop purple?". I think the plot would bomb.
Samantha Sali #1 Write as much as you can. Journal. Blog. Find freelance work, even if it hardly pays. Strengthen your writing skills and get your name out there!
#2 Make connections. Befriending fellow authors is very beneficial. In the beginning, you can learn from them (or teach each other things), guest on each other's blogs, and eventually they could review or write a blurb for your future published book!
Samantha Sali I have two projects in motion: a family cookbook that probably will only be available for my family and close friends (sorry guys...secret family recipes...). I'm also working on a nonfiction postpartum book, which I am very excited about.
Samantha Sali I took the advice from a favorite movie, Finding Forrester, when the writer (played by Sean Connery) gives some sound advice. "Sit. Write. No thinking - that comes later. You write your first draft with your heart. You re-write with your head." If that doesn't work, he suggested finding a story to copy...type it word-for-word until your own words appear.
Samantha Sali I think the best thing (and worst thing) is being able to work whenever inspiration hits. Sometimes that's during the regularly scheduled work day and other times it's at 3am. Sometimes inspiration hits every day for three weeks, while sometimes I sit and wait for inspiration for months. It's wonderfully annoying.
Samantha Sali I usually find inspiration in the books I read, the news I watch, the stories I hear from gossiping old ladies. I also draw a lot of inspiration from personal experiences - things I go through, how I feel, my ultimate passions, how I wish things turned out, and even my dreams.

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