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Mel Ryane was born to tell stories.

She became a professional actor during her teens in her native Canada, then followed her career to New York City and theatres across North America. After applying her skills to coaching actors on major studio and network projects (including Steven Spielberg's "Amistad" and the hit TV show "Seinfeld"), Mel was accepted into the Directing Workshop for Women at the prestigious American Film Institute. She subsequently wrote a screenplay that advanced to the quarterfinal round in the Motion Picture Academy's Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.

Mel began her career in writing narrative prose after volunteering to create a program where she taught Shakespeare to children at a local elementary schoo
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Mel Ryane Well, this might sound ridiculous but, so far, I haven't had it. When I sit to write, I think of myself as going to work. I don't think bus drivers ge…moreWell, this might sound ridiculous but, so far, I haven't had it. When I sit to write, I think of myself as going to work. I don't think bus drivers get bus driver block, or dental hygienists have a freeze up over an over an open mouth. I find a spark and write, knowing it will be bad; but that's what revision is all about.(less)
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Writers' Blog Tour, Question 2

The Writers' Blog Tour is a series of four questions answered by a writer, who then invites two more writers to answer the same questions. I've been introduced to the tour by Lauren B. Davis, author of the compelling novel "The Empty Room."

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Lauren's answers to the Writers' Blog Tour questions
other authors on the tour (also check #writersblogtour on Twitter)

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