Write the truest thing…Hemingway

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.” 

Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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This quote is from one of my favourite books from Hemingway. I have always sought to do this in my writing and fiction, write the truest sentence I know. 🙂

Go well. Suzanne

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New Freedom Writing Design!

Hey guys,

I just wanted to show you the new design for Freedom Writing. 🙂 I am loving the new design and I am very happy with what the designer did. Thanks to Victoria from VC Book Design. 🙂 Suzanne

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Here’s a link if you want to check it out.

 

Writing Therapy and Forgiveness -Produces Happiness

This video shows the amazing healing effects of writing therapy and forgiveness. 🙂 If you are interested in finding out about writing therapy, my book Freedom Writing can be downloaded in your country on Amazon.com. Have a great day! 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Writing-Free-Through-Therapy-ebook/dp/B01MSB34DA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1532985962&sr=8-2&keywords=suzanne+strong

Suzanne Strong

Check this video out, this perfectly demonstrates how writing down trauma and stresses in our lives, whether this be a difficult relationship or something someone has done to us, or whether it is something we have done, writing this down, provides us with release and freedom. This shows the direct link between writing stresses down, forgiveness and increased happiness following this process. Check it out. 🙂

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Rejection experienced by famous authors

Hello everyone,

I think it is good to remember that famous authors received rejection many times before they were successful. So I wanted to share some recent knowledge I gained about this topic. Let’s look at these authors’ experiences so we can take heart and persevere.

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JK Rowling: …she was a single mother with very little money, and writing Harry Potter took her six years. In 1995 she sent it out to publishers and was rejected 12 times. Before it was finally picked up by Bloomsbury. Now her books have sold 400 million copies worldwide. Even later in her career JK Rowling wrote some crime novels under the pen name Robert Galbraith and she received numerous rejections letters including someone telling her she should take a writing course. Now the crime series is now being made into a television show.

Stephen King: …was a teacher living in a trailer with his wife and small children. His wife encouraged him to keep writing. Stephen King received 30 rejections before Doubleday bought Carrie for $2500 advance. His book sold 13,000 copies in hardback and he continued his day job, until one day the paperback rights were sold for $400,000. Today his books have sold more than 350 million copies.

Kenneth Graham: …(The Wind in the Willows)  his book was rejected as “An irresponsible holiday story that will never sell.” This book later became a best-selling children’s tale.

John Le Carre: a publisher was once known to have written: “You’re welcome to le Carré—he hasn’t got any future.”  This was sent by one publisher to another about John le Carré and his third novel, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, later this became an international best seller.

Louise May Alcott: was told to “stick to teaching.” She rejected this criticism of Little Women and it was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, and remains a classic nearly 150 years later.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: was told to get rid of the Great Gatsby: “You’d have a decent book if you’d get rid of that Gatsby character.” Suggested about The Great Gatsby in my opinion a masterpiece of modern fiction.

Let’s take heart that many famous authors and authors of amazing talent and vision were rejected so perseverance is a necessary quality in a writer, as is a stubborn and unwavering belief in what you are writing. Go well, and embrace your project, accept criticism if you feel it is important but other criticism may need to be regarded differently. That is for each author/writer to decide for themselves. Either way, perseverance and a focused, stubborn determination is required. Go well, keep writing! 🙂

 

Freedom Writing- Amazon Best Seller List

 

Hey guys,

My book Freedom Writing has reached the Top 100 Best Seller List again in Journal Writing. 🙂 Feel free to download it and experience the freedom that writing therapy provides – in a simple and easy way. Freedom Writing was written to show the power writing therapy has to help you remove stress and pain you hold inside and hide from yourself as well as other people.

In Freedom Writing I talk about the research showing writing therapy’s effectiveness and also share my experience and that of other people’s in revealing the release you can experience as well. 🙂

Have a great day.

Kind regards,

Suzanne

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