Jeanne Owens, author

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The Before and After of Writers

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Hello SE friends, Gwen with you today, and I want to begin with a few questions.

Remember years ago, before you started writing? Remember how you spent your day, what your concerns were, how you measured success? It seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it?

When I considered these questions, I realized that writing can turn our personal worlds upside down. And if we look back to who we were before we began writing, we just might find a person we barely know. Our interests have changed, our values have shifted or become more refined. In effect, we’ve grown up – through the process of writing.

How could that be? What has changed?

If we could gather and share stories, I suspect we’d come up with a long list of examples of how writing has changed us. But without that gathering, I’m going to take the leap and offer…

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