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When to write a book?

"You should write a book about that"...a common in response to an experience shared with another...but should I? What makes a story so compelling that it needs to be authored and published?

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    Apr 23 2013: David Sedaris.
    One of my favourite authors of all time. He can have me completely glued to the page about something as ridiculous as his partner popping a boil on his butt. Not because it is necessarily a great story (actually, it is) but because he is a gifted author.
    You ask a subjective question. If it is in you to write, then you need to write! If you need some direction and/or motivation then I suggest you pick up a copy of Natalie Goldberg's book "Writing Down the Bones" or taking a creative writing class at your local college. There are some great writing groups out there but you may have to visit a few before you find one that is right for you.
    ...If it isn't in you to write, if it isn't a passion burning through your veins then it may become more work than pleasure to pen your anecdotes.
    Good luck to you Jodie.

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