Linda Lappin

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Linda Lappin is a prize-winning poet, novelist, travel writer, literary translator and writing teacher who divides her time between Italy and the USA. She has published three novels, The Etruscan, Katherine’s Wish, and Signatures in Stone, which won the 2014 Daphne Du Maurier Award for mystery writing. Her newest project , The Soul of Place: A Creative Writing Workbook -- Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci published by Travelers Tales in 2015 won the gold medal in the Nautilus Awards in the field of creativity. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writing Workshop. For her work in literary translation, she received the Poggioli Prize from PEN and two National Endowment for the Arts grants.

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Linda Lappin My most recent book The Soul of Place, A Creative Writing Workbook, originated as notes for a literary travel writing course I was teaching, and then…moreMy most recent book The Soul of Place, A Creative Writing Workbook, originated as notes for a literary travel writing course I was teaching, and then expanded to cover fiction and poetry as well inspired by place-consciousness.(less)
Linda Lappin My favorite fictional couple is Amor and Psyche - the ultimate lovers underlying every passionate pair. Psyche the human, earthly seeker and Amor, the…moreMy favorite fictional couple is Amor and Psyche - the ultimate lovers underlying every passionate pair. Psyche the human, earthly seeker and Amor, the disguised god. A similar energy is at work in the couple Harriet and Federigo in my novel The Etruscan.(less)
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The Etruscan

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The Birds, Rome, & Daphne Du Maurier,

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Thirty years ago in my little rented room in Rome near the Chiesa Nuova, I’d often wake up before dawn to a raucous chorus of songbirds. An ocean of tweeting, chirping, warbling and whistling surged into my dreams, punctuated by the occasional crowing of a clandestine rooster on a rooftop terrace somewhere nearby. With all that racket, it was impossible to sleep past five a.m. and anyway, short... Read more of this blog post »
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Signatures in Stone (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: First Chapter of Signatures in Stone, a Bomarzo Mystery, to be released in April 2013 from Caravel Books, an imprint of Pleasure Boat Studio
Katherine's Wish (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A chapter from my novel, Katherine's Wish, dealing with the life of Mansfield. This chapter focuses on the friendship between Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield

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The Soul of Place by Linda Lappin
"Some very interesting writing exercises, and a good introduction to the types of things to think about if you want to try to be truly evocative of the spirit of a place. For me, I found that it mostly suggested the kinds of things I somewhat autom..." Read more of this review »
"Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: When Analy Diego thinks about how she’s evolved as an artist, she recalls her grandfather. A gifted caricaturist, he introduced her to art at age six. That’s when she began her artistic journey painting with oils ..." Read more of this blog post »
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In many religions birds -- doves, crows, herons, roosters, hummingbirds -- have played a sacred role. Their capacity for flight, their swiftness, ability to reproduce human sounds, their powers of vision have always been revered as preternatural. ...more
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“We are constantly immersed in a network of signs and symbols whose meaning eludes us, but which, if only we could read them, would reveal every detail of our past and even predict our future. Like anticipatory echoes, they tingle in our consciousness, building in crescendo until the event they herald becomes fully manifest. Afterwards, they linger for a time before being drowned out by a new tide of signs rushing in upon us. Such signatures are everywhere...”
Linda Lappin, Signatures in Stone

“The soul of place is like an invisible net --or a force field -- cast up at times from within a house, neighborhood, or landscape to draw us into its labyrinthine folds.”
Linda Lappin, The Soul of Place: A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci

“What better way to read the landscape than by walking through it?”
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“The soul of place is like an invisible net --or a force field -- cast up at times from within a house, neighborhood, or landscape to draw us into its labyrinthine folds.”
Linda Lappin, The Soul of Place: A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci

“In the murky puddle of rainwater collected at the entrance of the tomb, I spied my own reflection,a dark, hatted figure against a pewter sky.”
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“Beyond that door lies an unknown world...where we can become immortal if we choose”
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“There was a blinding flash of magnesium and a smell of singed hair and dust. A green light flared in the boar's glass eye.”
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“A deep map is a sample swatch of the multiple manifestations of the genius loci.”
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