Preparation Leads to Greatness


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Writing Wranglers and Warriors

Gayle_BozemanFamilyChristian_smallThis Post by Gayle M. Irwin

Like many cooks, writers need to prepare their piece. Whether writing a book manuscript, news story, or magazine article, a writer puts ingredients together to make an intriguing story people want to read (or at least you hope they want to read!)

Stir together amazing characters and a fascinating plot for a book … or an interesting subject matter for a news story or magazine article.

Blend some romance, intrigue, or drama for the book … some controversy, important issue, or chef cooking illustrationliterary poise for the article.

Whip in fascinating dialogue, great quotes ….

Then simmer (put away for a time)…

And lastly stir (edit) ….

Result: Tasty manuscript! (although I wouldn’t recommend eating the pages!!)

Preparation leads to greatness … or at least to attempted greatness. Just a chef prepares ingredients for a fine meal, writers too must prepare.

chef serving illustrationThe same is true for…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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