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Writers’ Wisdom

I’m still reeling from the fact that David Bowie passed away Sunday at 69. He was an ever-present artist, one I’ve always admired and been interested in, ever since I was a little girl. It just feels weird — and … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

Lately, I’ve been haunted by thoughts of Ireland, its beautiful, rustic landscapes, its wonderful people, the total peace I felt when I visited last year and the excitement that maybe I might return sooner rather than later, God willing. So when I was thinking about … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“I’m not the first writer who would tell you: I learned to be a writer from reading.”  John Irving NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

This one seems kind of poignant today as I embark on a new adventure and life, so I’m looking forward to very soon writing a whole lot of first sentences. “The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Hank

Ninety-five years ago today, one of my favorite writers, Charles Bukowski, was born in Germany. Time called him the “laureate of American lowlife” in 1986, and I don’t think there could be a more vivid or fitting description of my beloved … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

In honor of having my face melted at my first official Foo Fighters show tonight at Citi Field in Queens, I present to you a quote from the amazingly talented and reverential-to-the-music-that-came-before bad-ass man I truly believe will be the last … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

On Tuesday, the writing world lost one of its greatest mentors when William Zinsser passed away at the age of 92. Now, I say mentor not because I knew Zinsser, but because he was such an inspiration to many, many … Continue reading

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