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J.S. Gilmore

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Observation and mimicry have been my tools of learning. I have become a thief of character. I find things about people that I admire and steal those positive attributes, quickly disguising them as my own.

Quick story: In speaking with an old family friend one day I realized that he was leaning forward so he could hear me. His eyes were focused on mine when an awareness emerged. By nothing more than listening intently to what I was saying - he gave me a sense of importance, of consideration. Noticing this affect was important. Making others feel this way became my personal goal. Listening to others in the same manner, simply put, is considerate. So I stole that from him and have made it mine.

Being preached to has a negative affect on me. I f

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J.S. Gilmore Currently, I am working on the sequel to Secret Teddy Society: Breaking The Code.
The story takes a bit darker turn (because of the nature of the plot…more
Currently, I am working on the sequel to Secret Teddy Society: Breaking The Code.
The story takes a bit darker turn (because of the nature of the plot), yet walking the line of why people enjoyed the first book makes me cautious of "too much, too soon" storyline.(less)
J.S. Gilmore Inspiration comes from many things, however, I have found that when listening to people tell stories of their past or day to day experiences, (mostly…more Inspiration comes from many things, however, I have found that when listening to people tell stories of their past or day to day experiences, (mostly from my family) I find that I start picturing how their situation could work in other contexts. Life lessons are especially inspiring for me. That's mostly due to the book I'm currently working on.
Staying inspired is a tough one for me. I was lucky to have been discovered by a teacher in Orlando, Florida that introduced my book, Secret Teddy Society, to his class. Receiving notes from his students helps to keep me motivated.
It's true that daily life drudgery distracts from the creative force and makes it hard to sit and write. Finding a quiet place to work is hard sometimes but essential. I am one that gets easily distracted. For me, just getting started in a new chapter helps with inspiration because I get lost in the scene. It might not matter if you keep any of what you write, it's simply starting the chapter and giving yourself a direction, a vision of where you want to go.
Get into the habit of thinking about your story even when you're not working on it. That being said, make sure you write down your moments of inspired thought--you will forget them if you don't. You know how many times I've said, "That's a perfect direction for the book. I'll remember that." NOPE!!! Write it on something: a napkin, an old invoice or receipt, your hand, anything. You'll thank me later. And, you're welcome, by the way.

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message 3: by Mark

Mark Just been rereading parts of the s t s. I have come to see that if the capters can be shorted to around pages withe some pics. It may make a book for childern around the age of 7 to 8 years old.


message 2: by J.S.

J.S. Gilmore I love meeting good people and this site seems to have that in abundance. You clearly have good taste in your books-to-read. It is a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to any type of discussions. Good luck with the drawing. Please keep in touch. Sincerely, Jim

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L Dear J.S
I would like to thank you for the unexpected but lovely friendship request here on GoodReads. I really look forward to future book discussions ect. and hope to have the chance of reading your novel 'Secret Teddy Society: Breaking The Code' at some point. Thank you so much once again and i shall of course keep in touch.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

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