So, you want to be a writer. Good news—chances are you already are one.

At this moment, my inbox is full of inquiries from people who have questions about writing.

In case you have some questions too, here’s how it works. If you write, you are a writer. So glad I could clear that up for you.

Ok, Jodie. But then what?

Great question! I can lead you to straight to the answer. To that question and to any others you have. Follow me, loves, I’ll show you where I get all the answers.

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That first social event without the crutch of booze—uff-da!—and then some.

I’m very writer-y, but not always very talker-y. When I write, I tip myself upside down, shaking my thoughts loose from the nooks and crannies they’ve wedged into. I empty my brain’s pockets of all the angst I’ve stuffed deep inside. Then I begin to slowly work through the jumbled pile, organizing and editing as I go. In sifting through the debris on the page, keeping what makes good sense while letting the rest go, I end up with a neatly packaged bundle of words finally fit for consumption.

But when I talk, especially when I’m ill-prepared, I’ve been known to stutter. I ramble on and on and on and on and on and on. I become unnecessarily repetitive in an effort to get my point across. The right words to fully express what I’m thinking often elude me.

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