…so yeez think writing a book is easy?… listen to my pal, Authoress, Lesley Fletcher…

Seumas Gallacher

…I never tire of hearing from fellow scribblers describing their own personal journeys to ‘that book everyone has in them’… my pal, Authoress, Lesley Fletcher captures it beautifully in her Guest Post here:

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It Started with a Seed

Barry Maybury writes in his 1979 book, ‘Probably everyone has a novel in them, and no doubt a lot of publishers wish it would stay that way.’ We have also heard, ‘Everyone has a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.’ Or, as some sources have it, ‘Everyone has a novel in them.’

I went with the last one but with a twist. Everyone has a story in them, but writing that story may be boring and anyway I don’t want to be defined by my story. I wanted to define my story. A little attitude goes a long way in this world.

As more time passed…

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