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Does Your Story Require More Cooking Time? #AmWriting

Your story idea is busy cooking on the creative stove inside your head. It will bubble away nicely under a steady heat as you go about your daily business. One day you will get a delicious whiff of your story in the form of an interesting scene or a quirky character and your excitement will start to build. Before you know it you find yourself getting carried away, chucking on your literary apron, removing your story idea from the stove and deciding to do something with it. Your writer’s intuition will kick in, like an annoying family member or relative who likes to interfere when you are in the kitchen, and they will whisper to you your story needs a bit longer cooking time. This is where you roll your eyes and tell your writer’s intuition that you know best.

At this point if you were truly honest with yourself…

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