How is Writing a Novel like Climbing a Mountain?

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How is Writing a Novel Like Climbing a Mountain?

Mountains have been on my mind lately. Mountains and writing.  Mountains of writing.  How writing my novel has been like learning to climb a mountain. You don’t start mountain climbing by tackling Everest. You start smaller and build your skills, surpass previous altitudes, backtrack when you must. You attend clinics to learn safe techniques and meet others who share your mountain climbing addiction. The writer’s equivalent of mountaineering clinics? The juried writing conference.  This writer’s idea of the perfect writing conference location? In the mountains, of course.

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