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Dear Dorothy Morris,
if you're working on the first chapter of a book that you're writing and think of a way to start it, what do you do if you're stuck?
Anna

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Hello Anna,

Stop editing what you have written.  Stop allowing people to read it. Stop censoring your creative brain.  Stop trying to make it pretty.  Only write, write and write, without any concern for appearance, editing, correct grammar, or any thing else that comes from your right brain.  Stay in your left brain until you have a complete book, until The End.  Allow your characters to come as they are need and let them show you who they are. Let them help you write the story. After you have finished this very rough draft, then go back for all the editing work, which will come from a different part of your brain.  When you constantly go back and forth from one part to the other, your creative brain gets annoyed and shuts down, ergo, writers block!

Try this and see if it works for you as it does for me.

Happy writing,
Dorothy

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Dorothy K Morris

Expertise

I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.

Experience

I am a published author of nine novels in The Mockingbird Hill Series.

Organizations
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR

Publications
NOVELS in the MOCKINGBIRD HILL SERIES: SECRET SINS OF THE MOTHERS, COYOTES OF CREEK CROSSING, THE EIGHTH EVIL, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, DIRTY RICE, TALLY'S NOOK, FROM THE FAR PLACES, NATURE OF THE BEAST, (THE RANKS OF THE INSANE (to come out summer 2016))

Education/Credentials
Studied writing at at American University in DC

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in America.

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