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Notes to start a writer's week

The Rich Writer: Notes to start a writer's week

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Notes to start a writer's week

  1. When writing YA, buying Doc Martens is a perfectly acceptable means of character research. Although you should stick to one pair. No, really.
  2. Gravity works every time. Even in the car. That's why the kids are no longer surprised when you spill your coffee while driving, even though you are.
  3. I'm sure there's a nicer term than space cadet for people who forget about gravity, although it doesn't immediately come to mind....
  4. Yes, it is okay to plot stories while driving, although you should probably keep your eyes open.
  5. And your eyes shouldn't glaze over, either.
  6. And you probably shouldn't jot down notes while driving, except possibly at red lights.
  7. You are probably not the only person who drives through town hoping for red lights so you can jot down your latest ideas. Although, on second thought, you probably shouldn't write while driving even at stop lights.
  8. Note to self: buy a voice-activate recorder.
  9. Listen--here's the equation. It's simple. IF you don't write, THEN:
    - you can't sleep
    - you're grumpy
    - you're unromantic
    - you're no fun
    - you aren't a very good mom.
  10. THEREFORE: Write, baby, write!
:) Cheryl



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