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Integrity in Writing

By Remy Benoit

Perhaps you have come to a point with all this work where you are ready to begin a serious  involvement with a piece of writing.

Perhaps you have been having “conversations” with your principle characters; perhaps the time and place of your story are clear to you and you have done enough research to be able to let your writing flow in that particular time and place.

You have studied your market, know what is selling, what is on the top ten list,or the made for tv movie of the week.

Your paper, or your invisible paper, is in front of you.

Just remember what you write, what you put yourself into with everything you have to give, becomes part of you, and is, of course, an extension of you.

This is where you must be carefilled; this is where you must ask yourself what is my true mission with this piece of writing, this extension of me?

Ask real questions of yourself, of your characters and you will find real answers, not rationalizations.  Give you characters, and yourself, room to grow.

Write with truth, write with compassion; write with integrity.


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