Donna Everhart

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Donna Everhart is a USA Today bestselling author who writes stories of family hardship and troubled times in a bygone south. A native of North Carolina, she resides in her home state with her husband and their tiny heart stealing Yorkshire terrier, Mister.

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Donna Everhart I could fill a page here. 1) Write every day - even if you don't meet your goal, putting down one hundred new words or even editing material from the…moreI could fill a page here. 1) Write every day - even if you don't meet your goal, putting down one hundred new words or even editing material from the day before is better than nothing. 2) If you suddenly feel the urge to give up because you can't seem to gain any traction (acquire an agent, or your books aren't selling, or self-published books aren't doing as well as you hoped) play a little mind game. Act out your decision internally. Think about declaring to everyone who knows you and what you've been doing, "I'm done writing, and I'm going to do something else." How does that make you feel? That's your answer.(less)
Donna Everhart I've seen other writers say there is no such thing as writer's block. I think there is, but, to me, it's not so much of a block as it is a stalling…moreI've seen other writers say there is no such thing as writer's block. I think there is, but, to me, it's not so much of a block as it is a stalling point. I have trouble moving forward with a story when I don't know what's supposed to happen next. Or, I don't have a character solidified in my head. The only way to get by this is to write anyway. I've found that if I push forward, the more I write, the more ideas come to me, or the more I "get to know" that character who's like a fuzzy, elusive gray shape. And if all else fails, I go for a run and think about the story problem. Many, many times I've resolved problems that way. If you don't run, go for a walk, ride a bike, do yard work. Whatever. In other words, get away from the work for a bit.(less)
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As we close in on the release date of THE FORGIVING KIND, I’m astounded at how time has zipped along over these last months. It’s hard to believe there’s only one more chapter to go after this one, and the book will be available to all. I’m a little anxious, a little excited, a little melancholy, but most of all proud!


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