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Autumn Views

"Not all those who wander are lost."

J.R.R. Tolkien

I've finally completed the first draft of my new book—it's exciting, but a little daunting as well. When I read over the manuscript to polish it, will I find I've been rambling?


When is it good to wander with ideas as your companions?​ J.R.R. Tolkien's words are reassuring: "Not all those who wander are lost."


Trying out new ideas is all part of the first draft—having a destination in mind, but also seeing where the bend in the trail takes us (and our characters).


It's all right to ramble, wander, explore and discover.


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

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