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For those who write… and for those who don’t because of that evil inner critic. Take it from John…

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Oddly enough, I was never made to read John Steinbeck in high school that I recall. I may have read an abridged version of Of Mice and Men at some point, but I didn’t read his other books until much later in my life, when I gobbled many of them up with great relish. If you haven’t read East of Eden or The Grapes of Wrath, do yourself a favor by walking away from the glowing screen and my inane ramblings and picking them up from the library or bookstore for immediate consumption.

It’s been years since I’ve read Steinbeck, but he recently came to my attention again when the curator of the Brain Pickings blog published a list of his writing tips as part of a series of such posts. I’ll reproduce the list here, but you should visit the Brain Pickings article, which links to related posts…

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  1. I’m not a writer in any way shape or form, but I’m definitely a reader and John Steinbeck is certainly at the top of the list! East of Eden and Grapes of Wrath are my favs!!

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