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Such good advice from one of my favorite blog authors!

Live & Learn

James JoyceFrom NY Times Sunday Book Review by Colson Whitehead: A few excerpts:

Rule No. 1:.

Rule No. 2:. You can’t rush inspiration…you can’t force it. Once your subject finds you, it’s like falling in love. It will be your constant companion…Your ideal subject should be like a stalker with limitless resources…

Rule No. 3:. Ask your heart, Is it true? And if it is, let it be. Once the lawyers sign off, you’re good to go…

Rule No. 4:. Be concise. Don’t fall in love with the gentle trilling of your mellifluous sentences…

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Posted July 29, 2012 by LediaR in Uncategorized

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