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Rebecca Heishman

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I'm a senior citizen living her dream, becoming an author at the age of 62. Every book I've ever wanted to write is surging in my brain begging to be written. I became an author via a community Facebook page called Misty-the-Dog and Friends, as improbable as that sounds. http://www.facebook.com/MistyTheDogNe....

I'm a proud Hoosier born and raised on a southern Indiana farm by parents who were animal welfare advocates long before that phrase was ever coined. I grew up believing that everyone's parents rescued the stray dogs of the world, brought them home and allowed them to live in peace, love, and happiness for the rest of their lives. It wasn't until I became an adult and moved away from my sheltered Pollyanna-style small-town existence
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Rebecca Heishman I waited a long time for my chance to write freely and uninterrupted. I've been a writer all my life, but I never pursued it professionally until I…moreI waited a long time for my chance to write freely and uninterrupted. I've been a writer all my life, but I never pursued it professionally until I was 62 years old and no longer working in the medical field. I write voraciously now, simply because I can. I can retreat to my world full of imaginary characters, escape the negativity of the world, and create the magic that has been laying dormant in my mind and heart for so long. For me, the best thing about being a writer is the artistic freedom. I love the creative process. The characters introduce themselves to me as I write. It's a magical occurrence when characters whisper their stories to me and I allow them to blossom and evolve. The characters speak to me. I simply take dictation and give them wings. (less)
Rebecca Heishman My advice to aspiring writers is to stay true to yourself. Write about what you know. Write about what you love. Write your passion. Don't write in a…moreMy advice to aspiring writers is to stay true to yourself. Write about what you know. Write about what you love. Write your passion. Don't write in a genre that you aren't really interested in simply because you think that's what is popular at the moment. Your lack of passion for the subject will show in the quality of your work. Most important of all, have fun with it. Let your imagination soar. And have respect for the intelligence of your potential reader. If you aren't happy with what you are doing, the reader will pick up on that. Don't write anything that you wouldn't choose to read yourself. Good writing is your passion put on paper. (less)
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