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Bonnie Grove started writing when, as a teenager, her parents bought a typewriter (yes, during the age of dinosaurs), and she clacked out a terrible romance novel that her mom loved. She’s been turning out improving prose ever since.

Trained in counseling, and psychology, Bonnie developed social programs for families at risk, while landing newspaper articles and stories in anthologies.

Talking to the Dead came out of that crazy place inside her head that has more questions than answers. Questions about grief, love, sex, God, therapy, and how laughter makes everything okay–if only for a moment. The novel has won awards, and is published in languages she doesn’t speak.

Bonnie thinks in story, and continues to write novels–mostly because she’
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Bonnie Grove Read.

Read what you love.
Read what you would like to write.
Read well beyond what you love to read.
Read classics. Understand and appreciate the 300 yea…more
Read.

Read what you love.
Read what you would like to write.
Read well beyond what you love to read.
Read classics. Understand and appreciate the 300 years of literature that has come before you. Read and continue to read for as long as you write.
Refuse to allow yourself to become stuck reading one or two genres or types of books.
Find joy in all kinds of writing.
Read books that are too deep, too difficult for you.
Take a course in English lit.
Take your ideas seriously.

Learn to read for love. Learn to write for love.
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Bonnie Grove Writing is more than, well, writing. It's a complex of disciplines: reading, paying attention, rumination, study, sharpening observation skills, delvi…moreWriting is more than, well, writing. It's a complex of disciplines: reading, paying attention, rumination, study, sharpening observation skills, delving into the human condition, upending simplistic ideas.

Understood as a whole, there's isn't any such thing as writer's block. If I'm done writing for the day, then it's time to turn my attention to other aspects of the disciple of writing. Creativity is always happening, it doesn't have to look like one thing (writing).

Usually what we think of as writer's block is the writer unaccustomed to taking her writing seriously and fighting with her brain to take it seriously. Time and consistent effort overcomes this. Also, taking a break from text can help. A change of scenery, going for a walk, something that blows the cobwebs away. Just be certain to return to writing after the break.

Sometimes, simply writing about something different is enough to refresh the mind. (less)
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“Perhaps forgiveness wasn’t a singular event, but a progression, or better, a dance that took some figuring before you could perform the steps.”
Bonnie Grove, Talking to the Dead

“The road to heaven isn’t much of a road,” he was saying. “It’s more like a dusty trail, roughly cut out through the underbrush. Most people don’t even notice it. It doesn’t look like a path at all, so they walk right by. Others see it, but don’t go down it because it’s ugly. Dirty. Difficult. Overgrown. If they took the road to heaven, their progress would be slow, maybe immeasurable. They’d have to give up a lot because the path is narrow.”
Bonnie Grove, Talking to the Dead

“Perhaps forgiveness wasn’t a singular event, but a progression, or better, a dance that took some figuring before you could perform the steps.”
Bonnie Grove, Talking to the Dead

“The road to heaven isn’t much of a road,” he was saying. “It’s more like a dusty trail, roughly cut out through the underbrush. Most people don’t even notice it. It doesn’t look like a path at all, so they walk right by. Others see it, but don’t go down it because it’s ugly. Dirty. Difficult. Overgrown. If they took the road to heaven, their progress would be slow, maybe immeasurable. They’d have to give up a lot because the path is narrow.”
Bonnie Grove, Talking to the Dead

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