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At school this week one of my students told me she was up to 35,000 words of her NaNoWriMo project…do the rest of us have any excuse if a fourteen year old can achieve such a result on top of school work, assessment and end of year co-curricula activities?

My student is aiming for 50,000 words and beyond. This is her first novel. And my excuse for not writing? I’m too busy…

What’s your excuse?

 

 

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imageSedgwick has written a story in four parts that can be read in any order, so the author says…one section written in verse, one about witch hunts, another set in a mental asylum in the nineteen hundreds and one set in the future.  How does it pull together as a cohesive whole, is the question. And the answer?

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When I grow up I want to be a writer…

When my brother grows up he wants to be a rock star…

When my  children grow up they will look at their mother and their uncle and see a pair of old crazies doing what they wanna do and being what they wanna be, yeah…

When you grow you grow up, what do you want to be?

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Simple living has a lot to recommend it…freedom for a start!!!

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Being an Indie author comes with a price. In order to take back one’s soul one must define what really matters. My freedom is what matters to me…but I’ll miss my pool, dishwasher and tropical palm fringed beach. Well, I can still camp on the beach:))

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And my vege patch…

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Sometimes, in order to step into the future we need to let go of the past….

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But it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to hurt…

 

Sometimes, as writers, we make choices, and sometimes those choices aren’t easy…but in order to be in touch with our souls we have to let go of our  practical selves.

And run with our intuition…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Okay, I admit I don’t write fantasy…but I defy you not to love this book!!!

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And the reason I set this challenge??? Well, I’m trying to write a how-to-write book. I even have a title, ‘a (non) writing instruction book for young writers’….


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Stay tuned for my first chapter…but how I compete with ‘Wonderbook’ I’ve no idea…

 

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