I read Annie Dillard’s book “The Writing Life” years ago and reread it recently.
It was a huge inspiration to me then as now, full of practical advice about the craft of writing—its how and why and what–as well the thrill of writing, and the mystery that lies at its heart.
Below, you will find a “dialogue,” if you will, between Dillard and me on the practice and art of writing. Mind you, it will be a dialogue between master and novice. While I’ve been writing all my life, I…Continue
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Let me first start out by saying that fear will cripple you. It will cause you to lose out on opportunities that are right in front of your face. Fear will cause self-doubt in whatever you’re setting out to do. It will speak to you loudly, saying things like: “You’ll fail. You’re not good enough. What a silly idea, it won’t go anywhere. You’re wasting your time, it’ll never work,” etc.
Fear will cause you to miss out on your purpose in life. And if you’re not careful, fear will steal…Continue
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Today's short is the trailer for a documentary about 'The Phantom Tollbooth':
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 19, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments
"You'll fall even deeper in love with Fanny when you hear her voice," narrated by the author Sue Batton Leonard
Gift of a Lifetime:Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected is now available in Audio Book format.
Brought to you through Audible.com - Amazon's audio book…Continue
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Today's short features writer Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Peter Coyote. The two discuss how, in the face of disaster, people become altruistic, resilient, resourceful, and brave.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 5, 2014 at 7:29am — No Comments
Please welcome debut children’s author Anita Banks. Anita harbored her secret of writing since she was in junior high school where the desire took seed in a creative writing class. She enjoys journaling, reading, running and traveling, but nothing compares to playing with her grandchildren. She’s here today to talk about her new picture book, …Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on June 28, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments
Posted Monday Muse profile of the "writer who draws", Austin Kleon:
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Reading Books Supports Writers
Anything that helps and encourages people to read more and to read more diversely is a positive act to me, so I am participating in…Continue
Added by Claire McAlpine on June 22, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments
Since I am in the middle of this marketing stuff, trying to get my new book (Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up) out there, I thought I'd share my next step in that direction with my fellow SheWrites authors- Goodreads Giveaway.
Having a book giveaway is a very simple way to promote your book and your name. If you aren't an author on Goodreads, do it now. Goodreads is a wonderful site for authors and readers. It's an easy way to connect with readers, bloggers, and fellow…Continue
Added by Christine Keleny on June 18, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Last month I posted an interview with SheBooks co-founder Laura Fraser. This month I want to tell you what I learned by publishing my first book and…Continue
The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, opens "In the Company of Cats and Dogs" June 22. Both dog and cat lovers will find something in the exhibition that is sure to delight.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 29, 2014 at 6:57am — No Comments
Monday Muse profiles Diane Raptosh, Idaho's current Writer-in-Residence:
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Posted Thursday's Three on Art, a look at two art books in the lists of spring's new titles and a third coming in September:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 8, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments
Good morning. I hope you have a great day on tap. I'm up and at it, working on next romance novelle, Love After Hours, due out soon.
Here's a quick link to press release announcing the latest multicultural romance book release: HEART'S DESIRE ...…Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on April 29, 2014 at 3:32am — No Comments
I've had the pleasure of attending many literary events here in Berlin over the past couple of months, while meeting many wonderful people involved in the city's English-language literary community. For readers who love to read translations from other countries, here are two noteworthy publishers you should know about -- one a literary journal and one a press specializing in short-form translations.…Continue
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote by Paul Elie, American writer and editor:
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Today's spotlight is on three extraordinary collections of images that anyone may download and use at no cost:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 27, 2014 at 7:25am — No Comments
Monday Muse reads Billy Coffey's new novel, "The Devil Walks in Mattingly", and interviews the author.
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