How do you work?

What works for you may not work for someone else. You should let yourself go, trust yourself. I find in moments like that my intuition knows more what to do than the conscious me. When I let go, I find the solution, and find the advice that resonates within me. It's a religious experience. This is how I work. It's private and individualized. And it's how I get some of my greatest ideas.

The pictures of authors on the back of their dust jackets are not what the author looked like when he was writing that novel.

What she looks like on TV, giving an interview, is not what she looks like when she is scribbling away in a notepad.

Of course, we all know this. But sometimes, it's good to remind ourselves. 

And chances are, if either of them did they probably aren't worth reading.

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  1. Wise words, my friend. That would be awesome if an author had a dust jacket picture of when they were writing! Of course, I suppose they have to be all spiffed up for those pictures. I think it is humorous how "intellectual" they try to look, sometimes not smiling.

  2. Well said. What works for me is almost like a chemical process, things change and are processed in a really tangible manner.

  3. Thanks, yeah they try to sell intellectualism as some neat process. That wasn't Goghan's experience. He had a neverous breakdown, had to flee the country because Van Gough was stalking him and couldn't sell a painting to save his life. I know what you mean about that "intellectual" pose they pull off. They always looked so posed.

  4. Thank you! That's when I think teachers and schools do some real harm. They really don't take into account the different aptitudes and learning styles of different people. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and there are a very small number of good teachers out there.

  5. Yes. I really get a laugh at some of the aging women authors that go all out to look glamours. I prefer the women that look attractive and comfortable with who they are. (I don't usually read Danielle Steele but she is aging and I have seen covers where she is posing in a ball type gown with very fancy jewelry. I want to say, "Really???")


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