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Dianne Dodson’s Writer’s Motivation

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This end mark is used around the world an unlimited number of times daily.  These are some of the questions I have asked myself with a smile or frown.  I know many writers have asked some of these questions too.  What do I need to know about the time period in my book?  Is my plot interesting?  Will my first chapter hook the readers?  Are my characters round or flat?  Will I finish rewriting chapter one?  Is writing my first book a one and done experience for me?

Now I want to respond to these general questions asked before question marks.  My response is writing is fun, but I have a tremendous number of unanswered questions about the book writing process.  I better keep a day job!  So, today I want to personally thank all of the writers in the world.  Keep up the great work in-spite of unlimited questions!

6 thoughts on “Dianne Dodson’s Writer’s Motivation”

  1. Hello Dianne! Even seasoned writers have questions and insecurities. Don’t give up––keep learning. Thanks for following my blog. I am now following yours. I look forward to your posts.

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  2. If you love writing, Dianne, just keep going and learning. Nothing about this vocation happens quickly, and persistence pays off. And early drafts are supposed to be a mess, so let your worries go. With each pass, your story will improve. 🙂

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  3. Hi new friend and a writer as well. Here’s my life wrapped up. Mom of many, wife of a beloved pilot and when my youngest was 16, a friend, a pro actress said, “Go to NYC and find work.” I did. And daytime dramas, movies, plays opened their casting hearts and embraced me. One night, on stage during a run of a play where i had the lead-YIPPEE!-I felt something wrong with my voice. A specialist said I had spasmodic dysphonia-voice all gone. Years of this sweet time had ended. Creative juices still flowed and I wrote my first book. Twenty plus published books and still going strong. I’m 86. I say never give up.

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