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Julie Berry Hi Cintia! I can relate to that feeling of discouragement you describe, and I remember, the first time I attended a writing conference, feeling overwh…moreHi Cintia! I can relate to that feeling of discouragement you describe, and I remember, the first time I attended a writing conference, feeling overwhelmed by the number of people in the room. Surely, with so many people so serious about writing, I didn't have a prayer. But I have since learned that one never really knows what other aspiring writers are doing -- working on their craft? Watching Netflix? -- and in any case it doesn't matter. In a very real sense, there is no competition in this industry because no one else can write the book you would write. The only way to stay sane is to write because you want to, because you love it, because you want to prove to yourself that you can finish it, because you're curious to see how it ends. Paradoxically, it's only when you write a book like you don't care about publication that you actually have a shot at publication. But publication shouldn't really be the goal -- finding your voice and saying something with it, telling a great story, should be the goal. Only when you've begun to do that more or less regularly is publication something you should think about. Don't worry about what other people do. Write for writing's sake, for your own sake. Otherwise you'll always stay in a stalled place, wondering what-if. Best of success to you! (less)
Julie Berry I wish I was The Doctor's companion and could go sailing around with him in a Tardis, seeing every period of history! Except I'd have to be one of tho…moreI wish I was The Doctor's companion and could go sailing around with him in a Tardis, seeing every period of history! Except I'd have to be one of those companions with a boyfriend on the side, because of, you know, my husband. I really do love history, and I cast a broad net in my attempts to study and understand it. I do find, though, that I'm more drawn to European and Asian history than to American. And I'm pretty enamored of the Middle Ages. I guess that's no secret. :) (less)
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I loved reading this. It felt like the literary equivalent of a walk in the woods -- peaceful, verdant, restorative. I look forward to reading it again, and reading more from Wohlleben. It makes me want to buy a plot of deforested land somewhere and ...more
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This is a thick brick of a book, but it reads like a page-turning novel. Studying American racism from both its parallels to and its contrasts with British racism is soberingly instructive. Olusoga charts the historical evolution of each. Whereas New ...more
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I enjoyed this. It was just the bowl of Victorian soup I was looking for.

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Giddy and hilarious. Great good fun, Pratchett-style, with a Gaiman twist. A slightly dizzying cast of characters, human, divine, and diabolical. Often hard to tell which was which.
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“That which you tend, you come to adore with the kind of love that bypasses sense and reason.”
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Julie,

Thanks so much for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work,

Genie


Stacey I don't know why I didn't think to look for you before! I can't wait to see what you're reading!


message 4: by Kels

Kels hey sister.berry, whats up? I am physced for my 4th year at camp! I am counting down the days!


kenzie yes it is such a good book i loved it


message 2: by Julie

Julie Hi Makenzie! Thanks for dropping by. Did you finish Keturah?


kenzie hi sis berry


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