Tag Archives: Vladimir Nabokov

Inspirational Moments

“When one is inspired, time disappears or alters its pace. The senses are amplified. There may be goose bumps or shivers down the spine, or a sense of being overawed by some beauty…”Inspiration is always more active than mere appreciation. … Continue reading

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Chunk It

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams Whatever you’re working on, you may have hit a rough patch or you may be about to pass into one. When you land in one … Continue reading

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Early Efforts

While it’s very instructive to analyze the mature and fully envisioned works of a master stylist and storyteller, gaining a glimpse into their early, sometimes painfully earnest, literary efforts can be equally valuable. I was reminded of this when some … Continue reading

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Plunging On

“Don’t tear up the page and start over again when you write a bad line — try to write your way out of it. Make mistakes and plunge on…Writing is a means of discovery, always.” Garrison Keillor “I have rewritten … Continue reading

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Beautiful Words

One of the books I treasure most sat for many years on a shelf in my darling mother Dorothy’s apartment. It’s called One Thousand Beautiful Things. It’s a collection of lovely stories, poems, short plays, and inspirational quotes from many … Continue reading

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Letting Go

You know the feeling: After struggling with a problem for a while, you simply take your mind off it and move on to something else — and suddenly, just the right idea or phrase pops into your head seemingly out … Continue reading

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