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December 16, 2011


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Harmony Ann Evans

Beautiful post, Donna! This is EXACTLY what I needed to hear this morning. I'm bookmarking this so I can read it whenever I'm feeling doubtful...and small. Thank you and hope you are well!

Donna Cummings

Thank you! I'm glad it resonated with you. I felt the same about Sean Ferrell's post, and it inspired this one. :)

I hope you're doing well too!


Love this! Very inspiring...how'd you do that? :)

I've lost my wordiness because this is just perfect.


Donna Cummings

LOL, Melissa -- I didn't mean to take your words from you. :) I'm glad you liked it!


Oh, don't worry. LOL I'm finding lots of words for my story and I'm just loving the idea of feeling "small" after writing it. :)


Do you think that there might be an analogy with method acting, where an actor thinks themselves into the role of their character and then draws on their own emotions and experience to portray that character.

If so then I can see that the writing process could indeed change you, enlarging perspective and perhaps probing depths that could be black and forbidding.

But for the darkest depths there are correspondingly dazzling heights and for the romance writer there is always the HEA.

Donna, I feel sure that keeping the thread of humour in your stories will always protect your soul from the ravishes of writing fortune! *smile*

Donna Cummings

Melissa, does that mean you'll shrink after getting your wordcount done? LOL I like that idea!

Donna Cummings

Q, I think it's very similar, for both the writer AND the reader. It's one reason I tend to avoid things that are too dark, but you're right -- I gravitate towards the humor, which makes life sunny again. :) Hopefully it provides the same for those who read my stories. I would hate if it didn't!

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