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Maybe @Starbucks should follow in Amtrak's footsteps… #books #writing

A blank page is exhilarating for a writer. The vacant computer screen holds the promise of an adventure. Carefully crafted words and strategic sentences breathe life into characters. It is also intimidating. Where to begin? “Writing is lonely,” said Bonnie Herron. “Complete silence means that every sudden noise is distracting from the thrill of creating a story.” Herron set up her laptop for years in a location that surrounded her with background music, conversation and a steady supply of coffee. She wrote her first novel in a Starbucks, encouraged by fellow customers and store partners (employees) who followed her progress. She began writing fiction after a career in marketing at IBM and after using her Ph.D. in English to teach at the college level. For about three years she carried her laptop and pages of research notes to the Cook Street Village Starbucks in Victoria, ...

Full article: http://news.starbucks.com/news/i-wrote-my-book-in-starbucks

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