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Loleta Abi Author & Book Blogger

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Five
Links 4/1/2/19

Loleta
Abi

Writing:

1. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2019/04/07/new-research-discovers-a-formula-for-creativity-by-ruth-harris/ “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent
perspiration—at least according to Thomas Edison.

The point is that
writers (and geniuses) don’t work only when inspired. Much of the time, the
reality is that writing a book or parsing the time-space continuum is a
day-to-day slog.

Edison also
remarked that he’d found 10,000 ways to fail.

Sound familiar?

Like Edison, we
need to keep our radar operating whether we’re at our desk/in our lab—or not.

Usually we
succeed, whether propelled forward by a deadline, word count or sheer cussedness.

But what about the
times we’re out of gas or feeling burned out?”

2. http://booksbywomen.org/making-the-cut-by-b-lynn-goodwin/
“Ever wondered why you didn’t make the cut and weren’t a finalist in a contest?
There could be lots of reasons. You have no control over the quality of other
people’s submissions. All you can do is…

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