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Hilary Liftin

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Hilary Liftin is a ghostwriter/collaborator specializing in celebrity memoir. Since 2006 she has worked on fifteen books, ten of which hit the New York Times bestseller list.

Hilary has also written three books under her own name. The first, Dear Exile, is letters that she exchanged with her co-author, Kate Montgomery, when Kate was in the Peace Corps in Kenya and Hilary was in New York. It was published by Vintage in 1999 and is still in print. Candy and Me: A Love Story is Hilary’s memoir told through different kinds of candy.

Hilary Liftin grew up in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Yale University, where she was the editor of the Yale Literary Magazine. Before becoming a full-time writer in 2006, Hilary worked in the publishing indu
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Hilary Liftin I tend to label the inability to write "procrastination" instead of writer's block. It happens. But I have a very specific way of dealing with it. I…moreI tend to label the inability to write "procrastination" instead of writer's block. It happens. But I have a very specific way of dealing with it. I set myself a goal of pages per day, and I make sure to hit the goal. The key is not to worry about quality. I guess people would call that writing your way through the block. But I'd never be able to do that without telling myself that it doesn't matter if I end up using what I produce. What's important is moving forward.(less)
Hilary Liftin My favorite part of being a writer is that it's the only activity in my life where I experience what people call "flow"--the feeling of being so…moreMy favorite part of being a writer is that it's the only activity in my life where I experience what people call "flow"--the feeling of being so immersed in concentration that time passes without notice. I'm otherwise more self-conscious than I would like, so losing track of myself and everything around me is liberating. Sometimes I even feel disconnected from what I'm producing, as if my brain is on auto-pilot. It's an amazing feeling that I've had since I started writing as a kid.(less)
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“For the first four, nearly five, years of their lives, I’d had complete understanding of my sons’ brains. Every animal Cap identified—I knew where he’d learned it. Every food Leo liked—I knew when he’d first tasted it. Every word they used came from me or a book we’d read together. Even as they started to have their own thoughts and ideas—“I’m a doggie, and you’re the mommy doggie, and we’re going to fall in the mud”—I could source the books and experiences they were mixing and matching.”
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