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  1. obadiahkenner
    April 2, 2015 @ 11:35 am

    Just finished re-reading this and On Writing for my writing program. They are both so inspiring in different ways.

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    • Cheney
      April 2, 2015 @ 11:38 am

      Yup, but both of their messages are what I need most: YOU JUST HAVE TO DO THE WORK.

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  2. Deb Atwood
    April 2, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

    One of the things that makes this book so compelling is the author’s humor, the way she can laugh at herself, and by extension, us. I especially love her chapter on writing first drafts and often make blocked students read that one. I had the pleasure of attending a lecture she presented at the Squaw Writers Conference. She is just as inspiring in person!

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    • Cheney
      April 2, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

      Oh, that is awesome. I would love to be able to go to an event like that. I saw Neil Gaiman in conversation with Audrey NIffenegger last year and it was so amazing and inspiring!

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  3. S. L. Hennessy
    April 2, 2015 @ 12:10 pm

    This sounds like an amazing read!

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  4. Kristy (@ScrivK)
    April 2, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

    I’ve not read this, I’ll have to pick it up. Word by word, sentence by sentence, and paragraph by paragraph is the only way I survive writing a book. It takes SO LONG, and requires SO MUCH EFFORT. If I look at it all from the perspective of the beginning I’ll panic and never write a word. If I look at it piece by piece, I can whip them out with only minimal bleeding. šŸ˜‰

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    • Cheney
      April 3, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

      That’s where I NEED to be. I’m still learning to take it bird by bird. I’m still looking at the whole too-big sky.

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  5. Banned Library
    April 2, 2015 @ 5:02 pm

    Going to put this one on my to-read list. Thanks!

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  6. saracsnider
    April 3, 2015 @ 11:15 am

    This sounds like an interesting (and perhaps inspiring) book. I’ll have to check it out (yes, I’m way behind the times–in more ways than one šŸ˜‰ ).

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    • Cheney
      April 3, 2015 @ 12:04 pm

      It’s very inspiring šŸ™‚

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