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Robyn Bradley

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Robyn Bradley is a Short Story Seductress and Novelist Ninja. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and won a short story award in 2007. Her work has appeared in FictionWeekly.com, Metal Scratches, The Breakwater Review, Writer's Digest, and The MetroWest Daily News, among other places. When she's not writing or sleeping, Robyn enjoys watching Law & Order marathons, drinking margaritas, and determining how many degrees really separate her from George Clooney.

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Robyn Bradley I love hearing their "takes" and interpretations. I often say that the art of writing isn't complete until "it" (the story, the novel, the poem, and…moreI love hearing their "takes" and interpretations. I often say that the art of writing isn't complete until "it" (the story, the novel, the poem, and so forth) is in the hands of readers. And since each reader is different, the art is never, ever complete...it only gets a step closer with each reader.

I also love lurking in book group discussions. I get a big kick out of it when readers start to cast the movie version of the book. :) It's always fun to see how each reader pictures characters.

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Robyn Bradley Simple: I don't believe in it. ;)

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Simple: I don't believe in it. ;)

Seriously (and this isn't an original thought), but what other profession is given the luxury of a "block"? Why isn't there plumber's block or surgeon's block or accountant's block?

Do I ever have moments when I don't know where the story is going or (gulp) when I have to ditch 100K words and start over from scratch? Yup. Just like the plumber who might pause, leaning back on his knees contemplating the problem. Or the surgeon who needs to think fast because she wasn't expecting THAT to happen during a procedure. Or the accountant who can't--for the moment (or maybe a few days)--find the issue that's causing all the numbers to appear wonky in his spreadsheet.

But those aren't "blocks." Those are the occasional hiccups we can all expect from life.

So what do I do when I have one of those moments? For me, walking away is the best remedy. Perhaps for the day. In rare occasions, a little longer. Immersing myself in art of some sort--a book, a movie, a museum, a play--can help my mind figure out what I need to do next. I've also started practicing self-hypnosis, which has been a big help. Our subconscious minds hold SO many answers.

I think this quote from author Terry Pratchett says it best: “There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.”(less)
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Getting Started is the Hardest Part (For Anything)

Last week, I helped my BFF pack and move some stuff into her new place. She’s moving officially in a couple of weeks, but my day with her was the first day she got serious about packing. She said starting is the hardest part for her and that we at least did that.

I think getting started is the hardest part for just about anything. It’s certainly true for writing (whether it’s fiction, my day job, a...

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Robyn Bradley Melissa wrote: "Thanks, Robyn. Have a great weekend. :-)"

You, too! :)


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Robyn Bradley Hi William,

Thanks for reaching out. Dennis and I have been corresponding quite a bit, and I just finished his book, which I loved.

I look forward to checking out your links etc.

Cheers!
RB

William wrote: "Hi Robyn,

Thank you very much for accepting my friend request! We have Dennis Miller as a common friend. Dennis and I are both graduates of Mansfield University and are authors. I specialize in..."


William wrote: "Hi Robyn,

Thank you very much for accepting my friend request! We have Dennis Miller as a common friend. Dennis and I are both graduates of Mansfield University and are authors. I specialize in..."


William wrote: "Hi Robyn,

Thank you very much for accepting my friend request! We have Dennis Miller as a common friend. Dennis and I are both graduates of Mansfield University and are authors. I specialize in..."



William Robertson Hi Robyn,

Thank you very much for accepting my friend request! We have Dennis Miller as a common friend. Dennis and I are both graduates of Mansfield University and are authors. I specialize in writing historical fiction novels and horror stories. If you'd like to learn more about my writing, please visit my websites:
http://www.bucktailsandbroomsticks.com
http://www.thehorrorhaven.com
http://www.viking-sagas.com

Best wishes,

William P. Robertson


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