This is an essay by Helen Woodward. The moment you hint at wanting to be a writer, people will tell you that you write fantastic letters and that you should write a book! Now there’s a thought. How many pages are in a book? Five to six hundred, give or take a couple. Do you write humorous or serious stuff? Maybe a “how to” pocket-sized piece of wonder or just a bloody good yarn. After all, if you’re going to write with the idea of strangers reading your work, then it has to either teach them something, make them laugh, cry or put them into shock with revelations you think nobody

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This is an essay by Helen Woodward. The moment you hint at wanting to be a writer, people will tell you that you write fantastic letters and that you should write a book! Now there’s a thought. How many pages are in a book? Five to six hundred, give or take a couple. Do you write humorous or serious stuff? Maybe a “how to” pocket-sized piece of wonder or just a bloody good yarn. After all, if you’re going to write with the idea of strangers reading your work, then it has to either teach them something, make them laugh, cry or put them into shock with revelations you think nobody

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This is an essay by Brandon Monk. It’s an amazing thing to stand before the world and admit you have no excuses to achieving what you want. It is embarrassingĀ to stand before the world and admit the only reason you haven’t achieved what you want is that you refuse to try. If you’re trying to be perfect, stop now. I can promise you will never get there. No one has. The only thing you will accomplish by trying to be perfect is paralysis or madness. One of the greatest writers to ever live, Kurt Vonnegut, said, “When I write, I feel like an armless legless man with a crayon in his

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This is an essay by Brandon Monk. It’s an amazing thing to stand before the world and admit you have no excuses to achieving what you want. It is embarrassingĀ to stand before the world and admit the only reason you haven’t achieved what you want is that you refuse to try. If you’re trying to be perfect, stop now. I can promise you will never get there. No one has. The only thing you will accomplish by trying to be perfect is paralysis or madness. One of the greatest writers to ever live, Kurt Vonnegut, said, “When I write, I feel like an armless legless man with a crayon in his

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