Barbara Neville

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2015 NaNoWriMo winner and prolific author; rustic western visionary Barbara Neville is an Arizona rancher and outdoorswoman, who writes what she knows. Her future worlds and historic past are set firmly in a longstanding tradition of caring for the land while living off of it. Cowhand, rancher, adventurer, prospector, artist and author of numerous books in the Spirit Animal series featuring Annie Many Horses. Neville writes of a speculative future, and the historic past, based on her real life experience. Her cats attend her writing sessions, preferring to lay on the keyboard. She ranches with goats, horses, guineas, peafowl, chickens, turkeys and Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs. Her dogs, goats and horses have fictional counterparts who a ...more

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Barbara Neville I go back and read my virtual index cards, I read what I have written in chapters and often find a few paragraphs or even a whole chapter to add into…moreI go back and read my virtual index cards, I read what I have written in chapters and often find a few paragraphs or even a whole chapter to add into the manuscript. I also will go do something else. I don't stare at a blank page, ever. My mind works best while occupies doing something else. Intuition is the key to writing, not thinking up sentences. Don't let the conscious mind get in the way of your inner story teller..(less)
Barbara Neville Creativity. Also self employment. Okay, I admit it that's two best things.
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Just a shout out to Brain, I attended one of his webinars last night. Brian is a master mathematician, using his skills and tools to help writers fine tune their advertising. His book "Mastering Amazon Ads" is the first step to getting your profits upright. He has a page here on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BrianDMeeks
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“Unearth marvels as you walk the path,
Stand in awe,
Therein is the joy of life.”
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“She asked me why I always had something flip to say. I said that I didn't know, but having been blessed with the gift, I felt obliged to use it.”
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“People want you to be ordinary.”
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“Stalking the Angel
[Joe]"I could off anybody in this place five times over."
[Elvis]"Could you off someone and get away with you here?"
[Joe]Head shake. "I'm too good even for me.”
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“Adults always wonder what to say and how to say it when they're talking to a child. You want to be wise, but all you are is a child yourself in a larger body. Nothing is ever what it seems. The things that you think you know are never certain. I know that now. I wish that I didn't, but I do.”
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“Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.”
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