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How I Started to Write My Book, Part One

I never imagined I'd write a book. Then one day, things changed. My closets were filled with paintings, turpentine was burning my skin, and the enthusiasm for lessons with still-lifes and nudes had long since subsided. Sometimes we need a break with tradition.  

And so one day - about fifteen years ago -  realizing a new challenge was in order, I decided to switch from painting to writing.  My doctors had encouraged creative outlets for keeping my head on straight.  But there were three small problems: 1) I didn't know how to write anything worth writing; 2) I didn't know what to write about that would be of interest to me much less others;  and 3) I didn't know how to use a computer.