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  1. Rachel
    July 10, 2017 @ 10:09 pm

    I don’t know what you write, but I’ve written 25 books and they were all varying degrees of hard. I’ve been published for 13 years. I’ve been on the New York Times the USA today in the Wall Street Journal. Making stuff up that is not easy. It has to be believable, feel real and true to the story. All the elements have to fit the story and have purpose. you have to have twist and metaphors and symbols and surprises… realistic dialogue, beautiful wordsmithing, scenes with tension and conflict. The story has to matter. Characters have to go on a journey. Characters have to have an epiphany… I teach a lot of writing and work with a lot of writers f and I always tell them it’s hard. And if you don’t embrace the fact that it’s hard you’ll quit. That’s why everyone who says they have a book in them never write past the first few pages… if that. Because writing is hard.

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