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25 Truths Learned While Writing a First Novel

It took me a decade or more from that first thought of writing a novel to today, when I can lift my eyes and see copies of KYLIE'S HEEL on my shelf. Here are 25 things I learned along the way. Read More

#6 Don't Talk About Your Book

This is VERY important. I described it to a 9-year-old aspiring writer like this:

"Your story is like a balloon filled with air. You can let that air out in two ways -- in words on the page, or in words with your voice. But once you let it out one way, there's nothing left to do it the other way. So if you want to write, tell your story ONLY in words on the page."

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Susan K. Perry, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and author. Her current focus is on the creative aspects of rationality and atheism.

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