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Archive for June, 2006

INSPIRATION

June 9, 2006 | Inspiration

Next week, I’m going to change my blogging a little bit. School, for those of us with kids, is out. Activities abound and we could be feeling spring fever. Why write? Who cares? I’ll just be rejected. If you’re feeling this way, click on over to www.bethanderson-hotclue.com/blog/. I’ll guarantee you’ll laugh, feel better and realize you’re not alone.

As I was saying, next week I’m going to post every day three inspirational sayings to help you get into the determination zone for writing.

But for today, I’ll leave you with one to get us started.

“Proscrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they’re afraid of the success they know will result if they move ahead now because success is heavy. It carries a responsibility with it. It’s just so much easier to procrastinate and live on the “Some day I’ll …” philosophy.” – Dennis Waitley.

Have a great weekend.

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IT’S A LOVELY DAY!!

June 2, 2006 | Writing

Yesterday was an awesome day for my critique partner, Sloane Taylor. Her first book, Teddi Turns On, was released from Triskelion Publishing. Sloane is an awesome woman, writer, and friend. It’s said you can’t pick your relatives, but you can pick your friends. Luckily, Sloane and I were picked by our mentor, the woman with the two by four, the woman who said we could write, and proceeded to show us how. I really hope her medication doesn’t run out, she’s been so patience with us. Insistent too.

Sloane found her voice in erotica, and she’s damn methodical and good at writing this genre. She’s also highly, annoyingly so, detailed and neat. Therefore, she will never step foot in my writing space, unless I have a week’s notice.

The most valuable lesson I think any writer can learn from Ms Taylor, is when you find what you want to write, LEARN IT!! Sloane read, researched, diagrammed, maybe even practiced on Studly, until she had every word, every scene, every moment in her book right. It was awesome to watch, tiring to for those who are pantsers.

I’m watching every move, Sloane makes. Learning from her and enjoying having her as a friend and writing partner.

You can find Sloane at http://www.SloaneTaylor.com

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