Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is an amazing author.  After reading her books I searched her out on line and I found Compuserve books and writer's community.  It was there I finally got the courage to pursue publication. There I finally learned I could write a novel, even if I didn't write it the way other authors said it had to be written.  It was there I gained confidence.  And I never would have found it if not for her books. 

37 comments:

  1. I will have to check her out! Just visiting today from the A-Z Challenge Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

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  2. I haven't heard of her. Awesome she inspired you.

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  3. B&W has been a godsend for me for almost 26 years. I remember when Diana first got the courage to post her snippets and got an agent.

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  4. I stumbled across her books at the library a few years ago. I've read a few in the Outlander series. Very interesting books, very interesting author.

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  5. Just learning about her. Glad her work inspired you to do yours.

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  6. Sara, Diana inspired me also and I too love the Compuserve forum for the very same reasons.

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  7. OMG! This explains why we are great blogger friends, Sara. I have been a HUGE fan of Diana Gabaldon's for many years. Jamie, Claire, Lord John Grey, and the rest of the colorful cast of characters have been my companions through thick and thin. I have read each of the Outlander books many times. I believe my MG manuscript is a time travel tale in part because of my respect for the talented author. ^_^

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  8. Great how one thing leads to another. I've not read one of her books and I should.

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  9. I love that not only has this author brought some joy to your life through her books but has also led you to writing. A wonderful reminder of how powerful the written word can really be.

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    1. I've always written, and wanted to be published too. But I didn't know how to go about it, and the research I'd done led me to a lot of authors saying you had to write a certain way and it just didn't work for me. I'd begun to believe I would never be good enough because I couldn't do it the "correct" way.

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  10. Words are powerful things. I love that she inspired you and helped you find your courage!

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  11. I hadn't heard of her. I'll have to check her books out. Glad she so inspired you. Inspiration is the fuel we writers run on.

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  12. I need to look into this one. Thanks for the intro!

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  13. I LOVE her novels. In fact, she's my go-to author when I've got a plot or structure issue I'm trying to figure out. I refer to Outlander as if it were my story writing guidebook. :)

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  14. Gaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!

    Okay. That was me freaking out. I looooove Diana SO MUCH. She's the reason I write, I swear. Love her. I've lost count how many times I've read her books!!!!!

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  15. Believe me, without Diana Gabaldon and the Books and Writers Forum, I'd not be writing at all! She's not only one of the best novelists, but a very generous person who loves helping other writers. Great pick for G, Sara!

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  16. I'm not familiar with this author or the Compuserve community.

    Writer In Transit

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  17. I don't know Diana Gabaldon, but she sounds like a great person and writer. I'll have to look her up.

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  18. I'll have to check out that site....in May, of course :)

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  19. That's awesome that she was able to inspire you! Glad you chose this path :)

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  20. Now, *that* I can get behind. Let's hear it for anything that builds confidence.

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  21. I'm glad you found her as well. It is amazing when we find that someone who adds fuel to the fire of our writing journey. You keep going, sister!

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  22. She writes a wonderful book. Best of all, you found the courage to pen your own.

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  23. I used to love her books in grad school. I haven't read them since. I saw her talk at the RWA nationals last year (or was it the year before that?).

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  24. I've heard of her, but haven't had a chance to read her work yet.

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  25. To all of you who haven't sampled Diana Gabaldon yet. Get OUTLANDER and read. You'll be amazed! ; )

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  26. That's cool another author inspired you!

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  27. I keep meaning to check out that community. Saved the link to it though. :)

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  28. I hadn't heard of her, but I just clicked over to check out her site and her books. Thanks!

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  29. I will have to check out that link, and add some more books to my "to read" mountain :) Thanks for sharing.
    Simply Sarah

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  30. That's how I came to the Forum as well :)

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  31. Ah yes, it's so important to find that courage to write a story the way it's being called to be written.

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  32. It's great to read something so inspirational that it pushes you to action, isn't it!

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  33. I love Diana's books! Isn't it kewl the way like-minded people are drawn together? I liked your blog from the get-go!

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  34. If it had't been for Diana, I'd never have found the Forum, and then where would I be?

    Hope your migraine's gone!

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