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Christine Plouvier I don't get writer's block, because I'm a "pantser," which means I write whatever I feel like writing, whenever I feel like writing it. That could…moreI don't get writer's block, because I'm a "pantser," which means I write whatever I feel like writing, whenever I feel like writing it. That could mean the beginning, middle, or end of a scene or a chapter, any place in the book. I never outline or plan, nor write chronologically. If I don't happen to have ideas for new material, I proofread or edit what I've already written, or else I do research, and eventually all the holes close up. I'm always busy writing something, and because it's not forced, I have a great time doing it. I believe that if writing doesn't feel good, we're not doing it right. Thanks for asking!(less)
Christine Plouvier The best thing about being a writer is how happy I feel when I'm writing. I grow to love the characters who take over my head until their stories are…moreThe best thing about being a writer is how happy I feel when I'm writing. I grow to love the characters who take over my head until their stories are told, even if I don't like what they're doing (after all, it's their life, I'm just the reporter). The only possible problem I have with being a writer is that when I try to read my finished book, the memories of how I felt when I was writing it keep interrupting me. I guess I'm still too close to the creative experience, even though it's been a few years since I finished writing Irish Firebrands. It's just such a wonderful life, creating art with words. Thank you for asking! (less)
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My advice for aspiring writers is "Do it!" As long as you've got a handle on what I call "The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing," you can relax and enjoy the writing process. You can find the 7 Rules at my main blog site: https://irishfirebrands.wordp... See Full Answer
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“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
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“I just wish she knew that if there were two persons, who were imperfect and they knew it, and they weren’t afraid to admit it – if those two persons cared enough about one another to lean upon one another, they’d be stronger together than they were separately – like a flying buttress and a cathedral wall.”
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“Sometimes the less we know about what will happen in a work of fiction, the better off we are. Because the more we know about what happens next, the more we close off the possibilities of the unexpected, the less chance we have of allowing our subconscious minds to speculate and probe down to the awkward truths that we need to express instead of glib things we initially thought we wanted to say. If we already know what we intend to say, we are going to learn nothing by saying it. Only when we allow our imagination the space to catch us by surprise, when we sit back and stare in bafflement at words that suddenly start appearing on our screens, do we find ourselves to be truly writing. Only then can we honestly say that we are being brought – often by the seat of our pants – on imaginative journeys into the unknown.”
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“Learn all you can.... Get to know their families, clans and tribes, friends and enemies, wells, hills and roads. Do all this by listening and by indirect inquiry. ... Get to speak their dialect ... not yours. Until you can understand their allusions, avoid getting deep into conversation or you will drop bricks. ~ T.E. Lawrence, from "The Arab Bulletin," 20 August 1917”
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“I just wish she knew that if there were two persons, who were imperfect and they knew it, and they weren’t afraid to admit it – if those two persons cared enough about one another to lean upon one another, they’d be stronger together than they were separately – like a flying buttress and a cathedral wall.”
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