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Sam Survives

“I don’t own a computer. I write longhand. In notebooks. It’s then typed up. Retyped until I feel I’ve got it.”     Sam Shepard Broadway’s lights were dimmed last night in honor of Sam Shepard, actor, author of many stories and … Continue reading

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Keep Going

“Persistence beats brains any day. Nothing is more important than persistence. The best idea in the world is useless unless someone pursues it.” Ed Smith Here’s a question: When you hit a rough patch in your writing life, how do … Continue reading

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Daily Rhythms

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Here’s something I just learned: Franz Kafka, surely one of the most inventive writers of the 20th century, was actually a lawyer. He spent … Continue reading

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Daily Doses

“A small task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules.” Anthony Trollope Our boy Anthony was no spasmodic Hercules! Once he decided to become a writer, he embraced his newfound calling with vigor and … Continue reading

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Showers, Coffee

Showers, coffee, walking, taking a nap — when it comes to stoking creativity, just about anything goes, according to Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, an intriguing new book by Mason Currey. While ferreting out the work rituals and patterns of … Continue reading

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Each Day

“When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a … Continue reading

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Pushing Through

“I knew I couldn’t out-height them, so I’d have to out-hustle them.” Jill Jeffrey Jill Jeffrey is a former professional basketball player and a former collegiate player who scored 1000 points. Jill Jeffrey is also all of five feet tall. … Continue reading

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