I received an email from someone the other day to meet over lunch and talk about writing a book. Apparently, the man – an old colleague and friend of mine from the newspaper business – wants me to give him “a pep talk” about how I got started on being an author. Now, I’m flattered that he feels I can help him jump-start some book project that might well be churning in his fevered brain, but quite frankly he already has it in him to begin writing.
He really doesn’t need me to help him launch that novel or nonfiction book he’s dying to get out on paper. You see, we all have that ability. Oh, I can give him a nudge, some advice. But when it comes right down to it, it’s just him and that blank paper or computer screen staring back at him.
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