October 29th, 2014

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Writing Excuses 9.44: Getting in the Writer's Mindset with Peter Beagle

Writing Excuses 9.44: Getting in the Writer's Mindset with Peter Beagle

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/10/26/writing-excuses-9-44-getting-in-the-writers-mindset-with-peter-beagle/

Key points: Aspiring? No, just a writer. Writing is creation, publishing is business, and they are separate. "If the muse is late, start without her." You are a worker. Do your job. As an adult, choose supportive friends who recognize that you are a writer. Show up for work. Persevere. 
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[Mary] Yes. I want you to write about someone who is an aspiring something. It can be a writer, it can be a sword swallower, cellist, dragonslayer, magician, whatever. Write the scene when your POV character transitions from being aspiring to doing.
[Brandon] All right. This has been Writing Excuses.
[Peter] That's perfect.
[Brandon] Big hand for Peter Beagle.
[Applause]
[Peter] Thank you.
[Brandon] And you're out of excuses, now go write.
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