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  1. Karen
    Karen June 2, 2014 at 6:20 am | | Reply

    I really enjoyed this, Linda. It’s always interesting to me to hear about how other writers work. (I’m still stumble over the word ‘writer’ when describing myself:/) Looking forward to reading some of the other posts!

    1. Linda Hoye
      Linda Hoye June 2, 2014 at 7:49 am | | Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Karen. It took me a long time to call myself a writer too. Eventually I realized that a writer is simply someone who writes and that’s what I was doing. You’ll claim the moniker for yourself when the time is right for you, I expect.

    2. barbara techel
      barbara techel June 2, 2014 at 10:55 am | | Reply

      I completely understand your stumbling over calling yourself a writer. It took me a long time too. I think so often we get hung up on that we are not a writer if we aren’t “published.” At least that was the case for me, and even after that, I still stumbled now and then. But now I know that no matter what, I’m a writer. I also like to look at myself as a creative, which can encompass many facets. You ARE a writer. :)

  2. barbara techel
    barbara techel June 2, 2014 at 10:58 am | | Reply

    Linda, I appreciated your answers. Especially your writing process and how you are finding your ways now that you are in retirement. I like that you are giving yourself the time and space to find what calls to you. When I left the corporate world, it took me some time to find my way, too. Now I can say that I finally trust that I know I will come to my writing — especially if working on a book or my blog — but what time of that day that happens, it is not always the same.
    I’m looking forward to answering these questions on my blog next week. Thank you again for asking me to be a part of this.

  3. Kathleen Pooler
    Kathleen Pooler June 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm | | Reply

    Linda, it’s so interesting to hear of your writing process. I had no idea you were working on a novel. That seems to be trending among memoirists these days! I also enjoyed being introduced to Letty and Denise as well getting to know my dear friend Barbara even more. So true, Barbara that the time of day varies when writing gets done.
    I love your description of your “retirement” non-routine, Linda It made me chuckle and recall my own journey through the maze of unscheduled days. Giving yourself a grace period sounds like a great plan. Thanks so much for participating in the tour and for highlighting Barbara, Letty and Denise. Thank you also for your generous mention and link. Happy writing everyone!

  4. D.G. Kaye
    D.G. Kaye June 4, 2014 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    Nice to find your blog Linda. As I am a nonfiction memoir writer it’s nice to find fellow writers on such topics. I will be sure to check out Kathy Pooler’s blog. :)

  5. D.G. Kaye
    D.G. Kaye June 4, 2014 at 8:24 am | | Reply

    P.S. Kathy’s links here are broken :(

  6. Kathleen Pooler
    Kathleen Pooler June 4, 2014 at 8:52 am | | Reply

    Dear Debbie and Linda, it looks like my server is down at the moment. I will call my tech support and get back to you. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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