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Building Blocks (When I grow up I want to be a…)

December 7, 2013

Simplicity Lane

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Time molds vivid memories from one’s past into the building blocks of one’s writing…

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“When I grow up I want to be a…”

I believe one’s life story should be like a good novel; with twists and turns, mystery behind the door, and not just applause, but some oohs and aahs along the way.

How do your dreams of ‘when I grow up I want to be a…’ influence your writing?  Note I wrote ‘how do’, and not ‘how did.’  I believe we never stop ‘growing up’; we just turn another page in a wonderful novel.  Here is a piece of my ‘when I grow up I want to be a…’ that influences my development of characters.

At age 8 I told the entire world  — well, at least the part I knew — that I wanted to be a Texas Ranger, just like Parker and Lauter on my…

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