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What is your favorite thing about writing?

I've asked authors to share their thoughts on various aspects of the writing challenge.

  • Jennifer Spiegel author of And So We Die, Having First Slept
  • From Svingen & Pedersen, authors of The Meantime short stories

Jennifer Spiegel author of And So We Die, Having First Slept 

Jennifer Spiegel's latest book has received a wealth of fabulous reviews. Get a copy on Amazon.

What is your favorite thing about writing?

Here are TEN things I love: 

The coffee. 

The couch.  

The cat.  

Reading books by other people. 

Being done. 

Touting eccentricity as a way of being irresponsible and weird. 

Vigilantly pursuing an agenda that promulgates Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. 

Exposing the nakedness of our buried lives, à la Matthew Arnold in “The Buried Life.” 

Rolling up my trousers…

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From Svingen & Pedersen, authors of The Meantime short stories 

To write stories …  

To be the ruler of your own private universe. To create and destroy willy-nilly.  

To mix and mold looks, habits, personality traits, psyches, clothes, ages, likes, and dislikes into characters of your own choosing. To force them to play their parts in dramatic adventures, again picked by you! To send people down paths you would never dare take; pose them with impossible choices and have them go for the option that requires a kind of grit and devil-may-care-attitude you so wish to…

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