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Elaine Pinter

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Elaine Pinter was loaned a book while her son was recovering from ear surgery. Not only did she rediscover her love of reading, but she also found that her emotions could bring her own ideas to life. As her son grew stronger, so did the story of Eternal Mercury.

She lives in Idaho with her husband and son (who made an amazing recovery). When she’s not hanging out with them, she’s jotting down ideas for her next novel in the notebook she carries everywhere.

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Elaine Pinter The first thing I do is stop staring at my computer screen. After that, there are a few things that seem to do the trick. Listening to music is huge f…moreThe first thing I do is stop staring at my computer screen. After that, there are a few things that seem to do the trick. Listening to music is huge for me. Lyrics with feeling always pull me into that place where I can start to imagine my own stories. Tasks that allow me to focus only part of my attention on them help a lot, too. In other words, I do something that lets me daydream. Lastly, I try to set aside long blocks of time for writing. I don't get nearly enough of them, but they're so much more productive than a short time each day because I generally don't hit my stride until a couple hours in.(less)
Elaine Pinter My favorite thing about writing is getting to connect with people on such an amazing level. When someone feels the emotion of one of my stories the wa…moreMy favorite thing about writing is getting to connect with people on such an amazing level. When someone feels the emotion of one of my stories the way I do, there's just nothing else like it.(less)
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Eternal Mercury

4.50 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Between the Starlight

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Writing Tip #3: Word Puke


This is my very favorite tip of all. I’ve gotten the privilege of volunteering in my son’s classes since he started school, and I love it when I get the chance to help the kids with their writing. But this tip isn’t just for them—it’s for all of us.

After the teacher explains the assignment and the kids have thrown out some ideas, there’s often a silent moment where every pencil in the room is hove Read more of this blog post »
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Stress Free Readi...: #15: Delta's Passport 148 57 Aug 31, 2016 08:45AM  
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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Fred Rogers

Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Dr. Seuss
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