Crissi Langwell

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Crissi Langwell is the author of 10 books. Her passion is the story of the underdog, and her novels include stories of homeless teens, determined heroines, free spirits and more. She writes literary fiction, magical realism, women's fiction and young adult.

Crissi lives in Northern California with her husband and their blended family of three kids and a ridiculous teenage dog. Her daily routine includes yoga, writing, reading, and working for her local newspaper. Find out more at crissilangwell.com.

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Crissi Langwell When I'm struggling with something internally, I can generally work it out through my writing. I write so much better than I talk. There's something…moreWhen I'm struggling with something internally, I can generally work it out through my writing. I write so much better than I talk. There's something about typing away at the keys that allows my mind to stop jumbling itself out and to start making sense outside of myself. Sometimes I'll write true experiences to work things out. Other times, I let my characters take on the issues.
The other good part is that when I want to write about someone really horrible, but can't use their name for fear of offending them, I can just make them a character in my book. That allows me to be super honest about things without outing someone's horribleness. (less)
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Honestly, I get distracted when I have Writer's Block. It's terrible. I'll check my Facebook, my Twitter, how my book sales are going, who's emailing me... But what I really should be doing is working on something new, or maybe making notes of where I see the story going, or step away from the writing altogether and read a good book for inspiration. (less)
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I’ve been considering my word for 2019, praying and meditating for the past few days on the one that will further my journey. My word for 2019 is FOCUS, and I’m so excited to take my life path to a whole new level. But it goes further than that. The truth is, my word for the year is actually FIVE words: Pray ~ Plan ~ Focus ~ Execute ~ Persist. …

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“It was a phone call she didn’t want to make. She didn’t want to hurt him. Whatever words she gave him, it would take being a daddy away from him.”
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“After publishing a book, start writing the next. And repeat. Don't get hung up on overmarketing the books, focus more on getting more books out there”
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