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Leslie Basil Payne

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Leslie Basil Payne When I'm out in public I study the details of my surroundings and the people passing by as I create descriptive sentences in my mind. There's always a…moreWhen I'm out in public I study the details of my surroundings and the people passing by as I create descriptive sentences in my mind. There's always a story brewing in my imagination so I'm never bored.(less)
Leslie Basil Payne A dear writing mentor-friend of mine told me, "Writing is re-writing." Boy, is that ever true. The process of writing The Legacy of Nobody Smith could…moreA dear writing mentor-friend of mine told me, "Writing is re-writing." Boy, is that ever true. The process of writing The Legacy of Nobody Smith could be summarized like the directions on a shampoo bottle: Write. Re-write. Repeat.

Of course writing and rewriting are best when you know what you're striving for, and for that you have to learn the craft of writing. There's so much to learn about developing characters, story arc, conflict. I'm so impressed when I go to a writers' conference and end up sitting near someone who's written dozens of award-winning books. Yet during an instructive presentation she'll sit there and take notes on the topic just like I do. That's proof there's so much that goes into the making of a story no one every arrive. But that's what I love, I'll be able to learn and write the rest o my life.(less)
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The Legacy of Nobody Smith

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Wise and eloquent words have evaporated from my brain. It’s late in the evening. I should be tired, but I’m too excited about what the adventure I’ve been on – the adventure of the past eight years!



When I said “yes” to writing Smitty’s story, I had no idea what was ahead. Actually when we started our interviews I had no intention of writing a book. And yet, countless revisions and eight years...

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