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Cindy Dees

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Cindy Dees started flying airplanes while sitting in her dad’s lap at the age of three and got a pilot’s license before she got a driver’s license. At age fifteen, she dropped out of high school and left the horse farm in Michigan where she grew up to attend the University of Michigan.

After earning a degree in Russian and East European studies, she joined the U.S. Air Force and became the youngest female pilot in the history of the Air Force. She flew supersonic jets, VIP airlift and the “C-5” Galaxy, the world’s largest airplane. She also worked part-time gathering intelligence. During her military career, she traveled to forty countries on five continents, was detained by the KGB and East German secret police, she got shot at, flew in the
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Cindy Dees First and foremost, experience comes from actually doing the writing. You have to sit down and start doing it, and keep doing it. Much of this…moreFirst and foremost, experience comes from actually doing the writing. You have to sit down and start doing it, and keep doing it. Much of this profession is learn-as-you-go. I still constantly read writing how-to books. There's no such thing as knowing it all, and it's easy to forget basics I once knew.

As for gaining readers, you earn them one at a time by writing one great book, then another, then another. That's the ONLY thing you have complete control of as a writer--putting out the best book you can. You have to trust the rest of your career growth to luck, word-of-mouth, and kind reviews. Sometimes lightning strikes fast, and sometimes it doesn't strike for a long time or at all.

Because of this intangible luck factor we all now rely on, that means you should probably write for the love of writing and not for the "reward" of fame, fortune, or success at the end of the process. In point of fact, that reward may never come. Even long-time authors with plenty of past success are having to come to this realization.

I blog about being a professional writer often on my website (and FB author feed), as well. I think it's important to pass forward lessons learned to other authors in the business. You can catch my other posts on this exact topic at www.cindydees.com.

And good luck to you!(less)
Cindy Dees Writing at Starbuck's. The rush of seeing characters I created come to life. Imagining crazy plots and making them work. Seeing the print book for the…moreWriting at Starbuck's. The rush of seeing characters I created come to life. Imagining crazy plots and making them work. Seeing the print book for the first time when that brown box arrives at your front door. Picking up your phone and seeing your agent's caller ID. Taking a great family vacation and knowing you paid for it. Fuzzy jammies as work clothes. Shall I go on?(less)
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China Lit and the New Plagiarism

China Lit (and similar plagiarists) are among us, folks.





What’s China Lit, you say? It’s a Chinese company that hires native American English speaker authors (rumor puts their staff at 1000 writers) to plagiarize classic American genre fiction novels. They seem to be targeting romance first, but I expect they’ll plagiarize everyone they can get away with, eventually.





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“Heroes are the family members who’ve lost loved ones to tragedy but go on. They’re the teachers who work with kids society’s given up on.” He cast around for more examples. “What about single parents? Hell, people with lousy jobs they hate but who go to work every day rather than take a handout. The world is full of people doing decent, brave, honorable things.”
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message 8: by Vera

Vera Thanks for the friend-vite Cindy.


Rustin Petrae Hi Cindy. Thanks for the add!


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G.K. Moore Thnx for the friendvite!


Mike C. Smith. Hi Cindy
I'm amazed at your profile, found it very interesting.
Thank you for friendship, if you want to know more about what we do check out beezeebooks.com
Wishing you every success.


message 4: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 09:08PM)

Dale Thele Cindy, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!


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Karen Malena Hello Cindy and thank you for the friend request!


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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