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Just write?
5/14/2009 5:07:09 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

When I look back on my early work, I can see Iíve grown as a writer.

In addition to writing prolifically, I contribute this to reading and rereading good books about writing, going to a critique group, and discipline.

But number one of my list is: disciplining myself to have a teachable spirit. This did not come natural. The first time I read for a group I was terrified. When I brought home my marked-up pages, I didnít have the self assurance to know which changes to make and which ones to reject. Iíve gain that self assurance now.

Story telling is a wonderful gift.

Do you study the art of writing or do you just write?


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More Blogs by Joyce McDonald Hoskins
• Writing - Friday, April 24, 2015
• Painted Bunting - Tuesday, January 07, 2014
• The Shocking Lack of Reverence and Respect - Monday, November 01, 2010
• Review of: One Year Alone with God, by Ava Pennington - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• Yankee Ingenuity - Friday, July 09, 2010
• The Hard Part! - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
• More pounce to the ounce - Friday, March 05, 2010
•  Just write? - Thursday, May 14, 2009  
• Spring - Thursday, April 30, 2009
• Stop the World - Wednesday, April 29, 2009
• Joyce, on Writing - Monday, April 27, 2009
• Where Dogs Don't Die - Sunday, April 26, 2009


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