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Lessons Writers Can Learn from American Idol by Kelsey Browning
Posted By Becke Martin Davis On April 25, 2014 @ 12:01 am In Craft of Writing,Fun Stuff,Miscellaneous,Romance University | 17 Comments
What? Our own Kelsey Browning  was on American Idol?? Okay, okay-so maybe she hasn’t performed on AI, but she has learned some lessons from it, lessons we all can share. Take the microphone, Kelsey – the stage is all yours!
For the four+ years I lived overseas, I watched very little TV. By the time we returned stateside, reality TV and public voting shows were all the rage. Not interested, I thought. Then I got sucked into American Idol, and I haven’t been able to resist a season yet. (Although last year Mariah Carey almost drove me away.)
Great, Kelsey, you’re thinking. But what do your plebeian TV-watching habits have to do with making me a better writer? Are you telling me I can learn something from these young (oh Lord, SO young!) singers?
In a word…yup.
Seven lessons I think you can learn from American Idol:
Yeah, yeah. I know what you’re thinking. That I’m just using this as an excuse to watch and chat up one of my favorite shows. But I’ve honestly learned a great deal about the writing business from watching the American Idols singers chase their dreams.
What do you think writers can learn from other types of artists (or reality TV )?
On Monday, Author Mindy Klasky  joins us.
Kelsey Browning  writes sass kickin’ love stories and cozy Southern mysteries. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, Bad Dog and Pharaoh, a Canine Companions for Independence puppy. She’s currently at work on the next book in her Texas Nights  series and The Granny Series . Give her a shout at Kelsey@KelseyBrowning.com  or drop by www.KelseyBrowning.com . For info on her upcoming releases, subscribe to her Sass Kickin’ News .
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