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When I was a kid, I never wanted to be a ballerina or an astronaut. I wanted to be a writer. I wrote all through school. My undergraduate degree is in Writing. I kept a journal for twenty years. Yet … Continue reading ?
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Woman Cannot Live on Fiction Alone

Entertainment / Books : Eleventh Stack (3 years ago)

I never liked school. It was hard for me, a shy, quiet, bookish girl who just wanted to read and write all day long, preferably outside in the fresh air. School was too restrictive (and it was inside for crying … Continue reading ? Read Post

‘Never work with children, technology, or The Spectator’

Politics / UK Politics : The Coffee House (20 hours ago)

If ever there was a tell-tale sign of who won the Great War between the Speaker and the Clerk of the Commons, it was today’s Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year… Continue reading The post ‘Never work with children, technology, or ... Read Post

Gestation of Ideas: On Vertical Writing and Living

Entertainment / Books : The Millions (yesterday)

I am not a writer first. I have a family, and without them I would have little reason to want to write -- or to do anything else. My desire to create is held in silence during the day, so that my literary moments can be focused and ... Read Post


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