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Fire Up Your Writing Brain by Susan Reynolds

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Chapter 4

Reinforce Your Writing Brain

Get Ready to Write

“Most beginning writers—and I was the same—are like chefs trying to cook great dishes that they've never tasted themselves. How can you make a great—or even an adequate—bouillabaisse if you've never had any? If you don't really understand why people read mysteries—or romances or literary novels or thrillers or whatever—then there's no way in the world you're going to write one that anyone wants to publish. This is the meaning of the well-known expression, Write what you know."

—Daniel Quinn

Prepping to write is crucial, particularly if you’re new to writing, or if you’ve not yet formulated a clear picture of what you want the work to be and need inspiration and ideas ... and especially ...

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