At 42, I am starting to look at writing as a craft a bit later than many authors (but, not too late). Idea sharing at the Taipei Writer’s Group meetings opened my eyes to the amount of study that can, and probably should, be done by aspiring authors, but with a young family and other commitments already in place, fitting in time to focus on study and reading really was an overwhelming proposition. And, let’s face it, my eyes don’t take to long hours of reading like they used to. I was ready to flag the study and just write.
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Then, I discovered podcasts! I could download podcasts and put them on a CD to play in my car on my lengthy commutes. I could plug in headphones at night and listen to them while doing mundane work tasks or household chores. This way, I could…
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