Jeanne Owens, author

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Why Writers Need Both Magical & Messy Moments #writers

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The creative process for producing any kind of art is both magical and messy.

Your art will sometimes surprise and delight you and other times it will cause mess, confusion and creative suffering.

I used to actively avoid messy writing moments. As a fresh-faced newbie writer I would shelve a story at the first sign of mess and start again with a shiny new one. For me writing was all about the magical writing moments. Sigh – the things we do when we are busy chasing perfection!

Magical writing moments are great, although at times they can feel elusive. These golden moments where we feel on top of our writing game or on the receiving end of some glowing praise give us a much-needed boost.

I’m sure you know the Buddhist quote saying; no mud, no lotus.

The beautiful lotus grows out from the muck and mud at the…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

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