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Lots of us are writers. You may not think you’re a writer, but let’s consider if that’s true.

“A writer is not just someone who writes. In her head, it’s words all day.” Eliot Rose

Do words crowd your mind? Do you people-watch and find fragments of stories flying through your brain? Do you look longingly at fresh, clean paper and that fountain pen? Do you compose what you’re going to say in your mind, but when you try to say it, it’s gone? You might be a writer!

In my head – it’s words all day long. I love words. This is why I write, edit and go to English class. It’s why I read the dictionary and play word games.

I say – if you want to write, then you’re a writer. And you should write! It doesn’t matter what you write, as long as you do. Start with a journal and commit to writing ten minutes every day. If you can do that, you can write a book. One of the most important things to learn about the writing is setting aside the time to do it every day. It’s the commitment. Sentences can be polished or edited or both. Plots can be fixed; characters can be deepened. But if you sit that seat of yours in a chair every day for ten minutes and write – you’re a writer.

rollercoasterI’ve started a Writers Group. Right now, it’ll just be four posts a month. But we’ll see where it goes. If you’re interested, join me 🙂 AND, if you find my posts too exciting to miss, you can subscribe to receive them in your email, in the right sidebar. Two posts a week, not terribly long, but always scintillating.

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