Archive for October, 2009

Ack! Sorry, I’ve missed the last few Wednesdays. My birthday was in there, as was an out-of-town visit and one week of sickness.
🙁

But I’m better now (and older), so back to our regularly scheduled blog!

One of the questions I’m asked most often is, where do you get your ideas?

And honestly, I still don’t have a good answer. I’m sure it’s a combination of life experiences, plus things I’ve read, seen, heard, etc. and a flash of something other that binds them all together in some new way.

All I know for sure is that I love …

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I missed my blog post the other day! So, to make up for it, I’m posting today. 🙂 I created the following as a handout for my talk at Barrington High School. Thought others might find it interesting as well.

Top 10 Myths about Being an Author

1. Professional authors get the story right in the first draft, leaving only minor grammatical errors to be addressed in a second draft.

False. Oh, I wish this one was true, but no. Most of us survive by writing really crappy first drafts and then making them better in second, third and fourth—or …

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