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Are you a plunger or a planner?

Posted by Line Larsen on October 15, 2008

There are two main categories of writers: Plungers and planners. Perhaps you can extend these brands to other aspects of life as well, but I shall choose not to for now.

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A reality show or actual fiction?

Posted by Line Larsen on October 10, 2008

“Where do you get it all from?” my mum asked apprehensively.
I looked into her kind eyes and realised she was actually worried. But where do I get it all from?
“My head” I answered and she didn’t seem the least bit reassured.

“I really like it, but I’m slightly concerned” he said.
“Why are you concerned?”
“Is this about us?” he asked. “Because you’ve said similar things in the past.”

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Teaching myself a lesson

Posted by Line Larsen on September 13, 2008

I’m ambivalent today. My manuscript pulls me in, holds me tight and then pushes me away.

My whole life I have been told by loving family and friends that I have a talent, something I should pursue. A goal I need to work towards.

At the back of my mind, though, I have a nagging thought. You know those people you see during the first round of auditions on Idol? Their crow-like voices, their horrible moves and their amusing persistence. I have laughed at them in the past, but now I feel an odd form of sympathy.

Who will tell you when enough is enough?

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How to handle rejection? … Seriously, tell me!

Posted by Line Larsen on September 6, 2008

I was recently hired to write an article titled “How to handle rejection”. I found it rather ironic, but it didn’t make me chuckle. Nobody knows as much about rejection as freelance writers and unpublished authors.

My article gave wholesome advice, such as “don’t take it personally” and all that blather. Like most people, I know the theory but fail in reality. If someone doesn’t like my writing, and certainly if it is a professional, I do take it to heart.

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A spoonful of passion, a pinch of humbleness…

Posted by Line Larsen on September 3, 2008

In the last entry I was rambling about talent and just barely touched the subject of the makings of a good writer. I also mentioned how writing is art and art is subject to opinion. You cannot measure it. However, I happen to have an idea of what I personally look for and aim towards.

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