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Fire Up Your Writing Brain by Susan Reynolds

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Chapter 6

Nurture Your Writing Brain

Lay the Groundwork for Success

“I always get up and make a cup of coffee while it is still dark—it must be dark—and then I drink the coffee and watch the light come ... Writers all devise ways to approach that place where they expect to make the contact, where they become the conduit, or where they engage in this mysterious process. For me, light is the signal in the transition. It’s not being in the light, it’s being there before it arrives. It enables me, in some sense.”

—Toni Morrison

Now that your marvelous brain has generated brilliant ideas, and you’ve dutifully recorded them on paper, there are specific writing exercises that will lay the groundwork your brain needs to assist you in the smooth and successful ...

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