Author Raven West

Tag Archives: writing

Why Write?

I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember and since the BIG 6-0 is less than a year away, I can’t remember what I ate for lunch let alone when I started putting my thoughts on paper and releasing them on an unsuspecting and, judging by the Amazon rankings, uncaring world. While …

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The Olympics and the Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer

Watching the previews of the 2012 Summer Olympics made me realize how very much alone we, as writers are in own field of dreams. Each athlete has personal stories to tell about coaches, teammates, family, friends and sometimes entire towns cheering them on. When they had doubts, when they fell on the ice, or landed …

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Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have A WINNER!!!!

To say this was the most exciting challenge I’ve ever attempted and SUCCEEDED, is to put it mildly. With only 3 days to go, and 8,000 words to write, I really put my fingers and creativity into high gear! Didn’t help that near the end, my main character said one line…ONE LINE, that took the …

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