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Guest Post : Rose Silverstone on Being an Author

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I absolutely love being a creative mind. There is something about having a blank canvas, sheet of paper, or page (Word document) in front of you that represents the endless possibilities and excites me. Knowing the world I create has numerous options and a vast number of creative outlets is a thrilling thing.

I'm infatuated with the notion of getting to know the inner workings of these characters. I know most of the authors of the world sound crazy or quite possibly schizophrenic when they speak of hearing voices. We are all a touch off kilter. It doesn't diminish the truth of the matter.

the voices are real and have a tendency to be rather demanding.

I have been awakened from sleep by a few and kept awake the entire night writing out the information I've been given. I have had times where I am in the middle of a shower and had to jump out to jot something down.

These are examples of the "negative" side of living with a creative mind.

there are times when I have to be antisocial and somewhat of a loner in order to deal with the voices that have taken over my brain. I've had days without sleep and limited eating because I am so immersed in a world I am creating.

The "writing cave" is and can be your best friend. It can also be your worst enemy if you allow it to completely consume you. Don't lose yourself to it.

I have the greatest friends. They know when to pull me out of my own mind. They rescue me from myself some most days.

There are times when I doubt myself, my "craft," and my ability. I'm human. I look at things that inspire me to press beyond the doubt and fear. I will share a couple with you.

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The world needs creative minds and imaginative individuals. The beauty of this life would be lost without them. Don't allow yourself to be caught up in the negative or what the "naysayers" have to say. If being creative is the first thing on your mind when you wake up then run with it. Literally, if that is your outlet. You will be amazed at who you inspire and how much happier you can be when you do.

From one creative mind to another:

Dream big and allow your voice to be heard. The world needs it.


*Rose S.*

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