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One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time...give it, give it all, give it now.Annie Dillard
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Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.Joseph Chilton Pearce
Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager
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I loved his books when I was younger. Unlike the Narnia series, his books age well-- nice touches of humor mixed with a kind of magic I still appreciate.
Bohemians by Paul Buhle
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Pieces of Light by Charles Fernyhough
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Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
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The Eloquent Essay by John Loughery
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Truman Capote by George Plimpton
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Lots of great, gossipy stories about Truman Capote. He was easily as colorful as the characters her wrote about.
Inventing the Truth by William Knowlton Zinsser
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“Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.”
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