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December 19, 2009

Starting Your Masterpiece

Filed under: Uncategorized — zabowska @ 6:57 pm

Today, I was reading over a piece by Suzanne Lieurance from the Children Writers’
Coaching Club.  She is so full of inspiring words for aspiring writers! 

Ponder Suzanne’s words and have a good and productive writing day!
And don’t forget to start your masterpiece today!


The Writer’s Life – Start YOUR Masterpiece, By Suzanane Lieurance



Over the Thanksgiving weekend, my husband and I attended a performance of Handel’s Messiah. It was quite a performance and it got me to thinking about masterpieces and how they are created. Despite the scope and length of the oratorio, Handel completed this piece in just 24 days, although he did later revise it.

What will you be doing for the next 24 days – or for the next 24 years, for that matter? What will you leave the world (or at least your family) to enjoy long after you are gone?

I think everyone has a burning desire deep down inside of them to create something wonderful. They may not be able to compose beautiful music or paint a lovely picture on canvas, but everyone can create something. And, if you’re reading this right now, chances are, you’re a writer. So your masterpiece will probably be something you write – maybe a book, a play, a short story, or a poem.

A masterpiece doesn’t need to be created overnight or even in just 24 days. In fact, I think a masterpiece should be something the creator savors working on, little by little, for weeks, months, or even years.

I’m going to think about what I can start writing in 2010 that will become MY masterpiece. I’ll also look forward to coaching many other writers to start their masterpieces. Maybe you’ll be one of those writers I coach. Better get ready. Start planning YOUR masterpiece now, too.

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