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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Did you choose to write or did writing choose you?

How do you feel about writing? Was writing a conscious choice for you or was it as it was for me, something that chose you?

Danica Davidson examines this idea in her article as a guest on Guide to Literary Agents:

"For many writers, writing isn't a choice. It's what we do and what we have to do. I've been writing since a young age and these days I'm working hard as a professional writer. I'm successfully working as a freelancer, but since my real goal is to become a novelist, I'm doing what I can to make that happen. I was honored to be able to write a guest column for the very popular site Guide to Literary Agents about seven things I've learned about writing. I hope what I wrote is helpful for anyone else on the writing path. Carry on, fellow writers!"

Thank you to anyone who read about me on The MuseItUp Publishing blog on Monday and left comments on Facebook. I hope you got to read some of the other authors who also talked about themselves and their writing. Many of the Muse authors are continuing the discussion on The MusePub_Readers group. It's on Yahoo and anyone who loves to read may join. Here you can join the discussion with other readers and the authors of Muse. Think of it as an online reading group where you don't have to read the books to join, but it's a lot more fun. Also, MuseItUp Publishing has a new logo and I am proudly displaying it on the side of this blog. Click on the banner and you will be at our bookstore. There you will be able to browse through the many selections of books we have. Here you can reserve your copy of upcoming books. My book, If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor, is coming in September. When I have a cover you will be some of the first to see it. I can't wait until April.:)

Next week is my show for January on RRWL Tales from the Pages. My guests will be Fran Lewis, who is a repeat guest on the show and Clay Ballentine, who has written a book called Why Am I Anxious. The book examines the possibility that if you have various symptoms you might have undiagnosed thyroid disease. Written in semi-autobiographical style the author relates his own experiences and tries to make sense of all of them. Clay Ballentine is the Chairman of the National Thyroid Foundation which he and his wife founded after his own near death experience. Please join us on Thursday, January 27th at 3PM Central, 4PM EST for a show which promises to be extremely lively.

Until the next time welcome to the new people who are now reading this and of course thanks to all my readers who continue to enjoy reading these meanderings.:)


  1. Thanks, Barbara, for including me in your blog! I also have a new blog post where I link back here, so I hope it's helpful.

  2. Hi Ann,
    I love your username:) Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll come back soon.

  3. Thank you, Danica and between the two of us we should start to generate some excitement here.:) You know a lot of people visit and don't comment. I'll check the statistics and let you know.:)


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