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Inspiration from bestselling author Jodi Thomas

Cheryl's Musings: Inspiration from bestselling author Jodi Thomas

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How to Thrive on the Writer's Road


Inspiration from bestselling author Jodi Thomas

I had the opportunity to hear bestselling author Jodi Thomas speak at the 2010 Pikes Peak Writers Conference. I have to tell you, that lady is a bundle of fire and comfort rolled up together—the perfect combo to kick your writing butt into gear.

She encouraged us to reclaim the “I can do anything” attitude we had when we were toddlers. Want to be a writer? Here’s a recap of what it takes:

  1. What do you want to do in life? Set your goals and start working toward them.
  2. Always tell people about your goals.
  3. Be honest with yourself. Or, as she explains it “Never walk anywhere you wouldn’t go in your Sunday shoes.”
  4. Never defend your writing.
  5. Have a deadline? DELIVER.
  6. Always believe in yourself.
  7. Never stop growing.

The ultimate secret of being a wrier? A writer WRITES.

If you ever get the chance to hear Jodi Thomas speak, do. She’s funny, wise, and inspirational. Or join her at the Writer’s Academy for intensive work on your craft.

Favorite Jodi quote : Are you a wishbone, a jaw bone, or a back bone?

I’d like to be a backbone.

:) Cheryl

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