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Dawn Reno Langley

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Langley writes full time and reviews theater in the Raleigh-Durham area.

As a novelist, she employs the skills she used as a journalist and conducts extensive research. Each story centers on a social dilemma, and she never writes a story about which she has no passion. The back story for each novel is on her Goodreads blog. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Born an Army brat to a WWII and Korea vet, Dawn (Brander Tutela Reno) Langley began writing at a young age. Her essay on the Cuban missile crisis was published in a local newspaper, and since then, she has written extensively for newspapers and magazines, has published children's books, novels, nonfiction books, short stories and poetry.

She also blogs about excursions with her dog,
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Dawn Reno Langley The best thing about being a writer is that I don't have to go anywhere to get to work -- and if I want to stay in sweat pants all day, I can!

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The best thing about being a writer is that I don't have to go anywhere to get to work -- and if I want to stay in sweat pants all day, I can!

No, the right answer to this question is that I get to live in my head. I can create situations and fix issues and make sure people fall in love or win arguments. I get to write the ending of their stories.(less)
Dawn Reno Langley I don't get writer's block very often. In fact, I think the last time I had it was because I just couldn't figure out which project to start next! I…moreI don't get writer's block very often. In fact, I think the last time I had it was because I just couldn't figure out which project to start next! I always have several projects started at once, and there are ideas "in the hopper" all the time.

So, I guess my answer is: I work through it!(less)
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Overwhelmed with Work and Underwhelmed with the Results

For the past couple of months, I've been traveling and working and working and working. Some of what I've done has been for myself (a new novel and a new memoir coming to life, while I've been trying to meet deadlines for the books I have coming out next year), but quite a bit has been for other writers.

As a coach/editor/ghostwriter, I'm as invested in my clients' works as if they were my own.... Read more of this blog post »
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“All around the edges of the platform where she sat, elephants stood patiently waiting for their breakfast. Occasionally, one would grunt or snort or flap its ears, but otherwise, they were as quiet as apparitions.”
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“Andrew stood, facing Peter and Natalie with a wry smile on his face. "You know, one of the reasons I started this sanctuary is because the best way to treat broken animals is with broken people. Each fixes the other.”
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“One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. And if any young knights in armor dared to come calling on their white chargers and plead with me to let down my hair, I would pelt them with peach pits until they went home.”
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Cristina | CristiinaReads Merry Christmas sweets! Wishing you the happiest of times with your loved ones and a Happy New year! xoxo




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message 6: by Luís

Luís C. Thanks for the invite. I'm really honoured.


Sharon Thurnell Hi Dawn:
I am excited that I was picked as a winner in your recent Goodreads draw. My email, as requested, is sharsavon@hotmail.com and my phone # is 226. 929. 1855.
Thanks
Sharon


message 4: by Dawn

Dawn Reno Langley Anuradha wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite, Dawn. I think Neil Gaiman is a total BAMF; that sealed the deal for me. I look forward to our bookish chats. You have a good weekend!"

So true! I love his mind -- and he's cute in a funky, bookish-Harry-Potter-professor type of way. I guess he's as close to magical realism as it gets without being Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Have a good weekend yourself.
Dawn


Anuradha Thank you for the friendvite, Dawn. I think Neil Gaiman is a total BAMF; that sealed the deal for me. I look forward to our bookish chats. You have a good weekend!


message 2: by Dawn

Dawn Reno Langley Kris wrote: "Thanks for your friend request, Dawn. :)"

You're welcome, Kris. I love seeing what other people read!

Have a great Thursday,
Dawn


message 1: by Kris

Kris Thanks for your friend request, Dawn. :)


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