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Fire Up Your Writing Brain by Susan Reynolds

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Chapter 2

Awaken Your Writing Brain

Create the Mindset to Write

“The story—from Rumplestiltskin to War and Peace—is one of the basic tools invented by the human mind for the purpose of understanding. There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.”

—Ursula Le Guin

Whether you’re already a writer, earning money as a writer—novelist, poet, nonfiction author, screenwriter, scriptwriter; newspaper, magazine, or online content writer; and so on—or whether you are someone who longs to write but has never put pen to paper, you likely already possess certain qualities and affinities that make you good at what you do, or that, together, contribute to the appeal of writing. Many writers ...

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