""ig-ah-see"" and ""ned-ee-yad"" Here is something you might want to include in your author talk: Writing is not hard. The whole trick is learning to write a good sentence. (What is a good sentence? I don't know, but I know one when I see one.) Once you get so you can write a good sentence, you can write paragraphs, whole pages, or a whole book, because those things are made up of sentences. That is all there is to it. You don't have to be smart or anything....look at me. I notice that your email is made up of good sentences, so you can be a writer if you feel like it.