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Susan Cushman

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Susan has 12 published essays, including "High School Never Ends" in Dumped: Women Unfriending Women (SheWrites Press, March 2015,) "Eat, Drink, Repeat," in "The Shoe Burnin: Stories of Southern Soul," from River's Edge Media, November 2013, and "Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow," which appears in the anthology, "Circling Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality." She is currently writing a novel. Susan was co-director of the 2010 and 2013 Oxford Creative Nonfiction Conferences, and Director of the 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop. She was a regular guest blogger on Jane Friedman's Writer's Digest Blog (now archived): http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-b....

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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
E.E. Cummings

Stephen Fry
“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”
Stephen Fry

Anne Lamott
“I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.”
Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott
“I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

C.S. Lewis
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses




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