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The Stories Around Us

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Hello, SEers! Joan here. I’m excited about my first post with Story Empire and getting to know more about you, the reader. Today’s post is directed more toward beginning writers, but I believe all of us could benefit. So, without further ado…

Taken from the deck of the Norwegian Jewel, July 2012 Taken from the deck of the Norwegian Jewel, July 2012

Are you ever at a loss for words? I know I am. Those who know me may argue that point, but that’s another matter.

I don’t mean a casual conversation about the weather, whether or not you’re happy about who won the Super Bowl, or your opinion on the latest Hollywood blockbuster. I’m talking about the lack of story ideas.

I’ve heard new writers say they don’t know what to write about. Even seasoned authors sometimes face this dilemma.

So what’s a writer to do if the dreaded writer’s block happens? First, take a deep breath and relax…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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