Guest Post: How and Why I Write by Lee Stone

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Re: Guest Post: How and Why I Write by Lee Stone

Post by Lee Stone » 18 Jul 2017, 13:07

Thank you, Afugisan, for taking the time to read it!

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Post by Fabian Omondi » 21 Jul 2017, 13:20

I prefer Harry Potter because he has a way of just getting to me through his books

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Post by Nina Rose » 21 Jul 2017, 13:45

I love how this spoke of character complexity and growth. The analogy of sand sculpture making someone's day is inspiring and kind.

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Post by Fabian Omondi » 25 Jul 2017, 13:08

This story surely taught me about lots of things and I surely feel encouraged.The author is just superb

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Post by riojun18 » 11 Oct 2017, 08:42

Very well said Mr. Lee Stone. I love this quotation from you “Everyone does have a book inside them, and others will read it as long as words don’t get in the way.”. Ever since, I am very fond of making short stories but due to lack of experience in writing I lost my confidence that I might be corrected with my mistakes but now I had a realization from your quotation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Post by baare80 » 09 Nov 2017, 12:20

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one.’

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 13 Dec 2017, 15:12

I enjoyed your article and the revised Hitchens quote. I agree that to many words can get in the way of good writing.
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Post by JGBRMS » 01 Jul 2018, 16:00

"Use half as many words!" Great advice especially for educational books. Painful to read as you point out will not succeed for these books.

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Post by palilogy » 07 Jul 2018, 12:20

I have read some long novels - but I do think that today wise - most people are looking for something shorter.
I am also a poet - so I do tend to think less is more often =)
I'm trying to picture your mermaid playing the violin.

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Post by EmeraldEyes8918 » 19 Jul 2018, 10:50

A wonderful summary of your process, thank you for sharing!

The part about making someone's day especially resonates with me, because it is such a mindful thing to do especially in this hectic, chaotic world that we are living in. To offer someone a means to escape the turmoil or pressure of life for a few hours through a story and characters that they can relate to, that is a wonderful thing to aspire to do.

I will certainly take your points on board with any future writing and creative ventures. Thank you! :)

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Post by Patox » 20 Aug 2018, 00:05

The opening quote from Christopher Hitchens has hit me below the belt and I am now asking myself this question: Has everything I have needed been inside of me all this time?

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