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024 - B.J. Taylor Interview - B.J. talks about the how and why of writing short stories.

Released Wednesday, 22nd July 2015
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B.J. Taylor is a master at writing short stories. Here's the link to the Show Notes Page for B.J. Taylor's Interview.

B.J. didn’t become a writer until she was in her forties after taking a college class. She decided she wanted to be a writer, so started a writer’s group. She has a love for short stories and ended up becoming a writer for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines with over a dozen or two dozen stories in the two magazines . She’s also had more than 40 stories in Chicken Soup books and later turned those stories into three Sunny Side Up ebooks. Those three were then merged into a print book. B.J. shares how having a story accepted by John Gray (from Mars and Venus in Love made her feel like a true and real writer. She describes how she builds up her confidence when feeling low. Her advice on how to start writing and moving up to a book is spot on. She tells the story of her dog Charlie Bear and what made him special enough to be a book. A highlight of the interview is when B.J. describes the story behind her book on writers groups and talks about the value of groups, gives tips about being in a group, and describes different types of groups. She also talks about the emotional side of writing. At the end of part one, she tell us about her new book about writing short stories, P MS to a T. A common theme that keeps surfacing during the interview is how important helping other writers is to B.J.

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