Monday, August 21, 2017

Chapter by Chapter: You are great. Now, write your story.

Popular writer and speaker Natalie Goldberg says, "Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about.  Be willing to be split open."  

Oh boy.  The final edits of my book is definitely busting my ever lovin' chops. The self exploration and darn near psychic release that happens as I take, for example, 300 words and turn them into 3000.  Creating powerful characters from scratch is not what this book is about, but illuminating the powerful characters and their affect on my life through situational times.. 9 of them, to be exact!establishing the reality of my little glorious and sometimes chaotic world.  All because... as Hustle Man would say... "I'm tryna help you out."

Not everyone with major life drama or a series of extraordinary life events is meant to write a book about all of that.  As a human being, you do not have to force yourself to sit down and write a tome of virtuous techniques or odes to injustice to leave a legacy.  Writing is hard, even for those who are good at it. That's where I come in.

Dear Somer (and others listening),
you are the perfect example of the power it takes to break through any obstacles that come your way. You are also the perfect teacher with the perfect stories to help someone else be her true self, and achieve dreams and happiness -just like you are doing.  I'm so proud of you!

Get your copy of the Candy Publishing Interactive Q & A Writing & Publishing Guide from me or here, and let's get those journals out and move forward on your writing project.  Let me know when you need me to help you write your story, chapter by chapter:  Your story is great.  You are great.


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