Allie says "hi!"

I recently submitted a question to Ask the Coach, a writing blog.  I was pleasantly surprised today to see that my question was featured on the Ask the Coach site!  Please check it out!

Interesting suggestions from the Coach that I will look into further.

Here's my question:

Today’s question is about getting past feeling stumped and how to find an “idea person” to help make that happen:

“My writing style is that I get an idea and start writing to see where the story goes. I don’t do outlines. I’ve gotten ideas for stories from thinking up a name, or a killer last line comes to me, or from a writing prompt. I’ve written complete novels from those particular starts. A few of those I set aside for months (or years) before the idea for where to take the story comes to me. On one I’m working on now, I’m about 10,000 words in and stumped. I need an idea person. My question is: are there idea people who can take your progress and give you thoughts for where the story should go? I write really well if I have a direction to go. I don’t need someone to write the story for me, I just would love a shove in the right direction.”

I've been avoiding the kitchen since my last blog, except for the microwave and the refrigerator.  I've got some ideas I want to try, and I'll be sure to share my experience when I get around to trying out a new recipe.  I have fond memories of a fabulous dinner at Joel Robuchon's restaurant in Las Vegas, and of the dish he's most renowned for.  His Mashed Potatoes.  I found the recipe online and I think that might be the one I start with.  It's incredibly NOT healthy, as it uses almost as much butter as actual potatoes, but everyone should try it at least once.


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