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Claudia Turner

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in San Antonio, Texas, The United States


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Claudia Turner is a writer, artist, mom, LMT, vegan, ninja, witch, introverted space cadet from Yellowstone, currently in Taos, New Mexico. She has a BA in Literature and Film from the University of Oregon and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute.

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I haven’t updated because I’ve been working on a memoir and I will share some of that ASAP. So much has happened, from moving to healing to separating from a destructive marriage. Almost all good things. Well this morning I noticed that my author name isn’t coming up with my book when I google it but rather another Claudia Turner. All the luck to her but I want my book out there. Plus I’m writing

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Description: Well this is my first writing entry here. Is this a blog spot? Is it for well known successful writers only? meh
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"Travels with Charley is a personal favorite, so the teaser to Dogging Steinbeck – wherein a retired journalist “proved Steinbeck’s iconic nonfiction book was a 50-year old literary fraud” by re-tracking the steps of his famed road trip – seemed worth" Read more of this review »
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“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird-- that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace--making the complicated simple, awesomely simple--that's creativity.”
Charles Mingus
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Steve Martin
“Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.”
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Haruki Murakami
“Here's what I think, Mr. Wind-Up Bird," said May Kasahara. "Everybody's born with some different thing at the core of their existence. And that thing, whatever it is, becomes like a heat source that runs each person from the inside. I have one too, of course. Like everybody else. But sometimes it gets out of hand. It swells or shrinks inside me, and it shakes me up. What I'd really like to do is find a way to communicate that feeling to another person. But I can't seem to do it. They just don't get it. Of course, the problem could be that I'm not explaining it very well, but I think it's because they're not listening very well. They pretend to be listening, but they're not, really. So I get worked up sometimes, and I do some crazy things.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
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Rainer Maria Rilke
“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”
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“The only journey is the one within.”
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Madeleine L'Engle
“An infinite question is often destroyed by finite answers. To define everything is to annihilate much that gives us laughter and joy.”
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Claudia Turner Ashley wrote: "Happy Easter Claudia!"

This is so old but Happy Easter and Happy May and Happy summer back! :)

Ashley Happy Easter Claudia!

Claudia Turner Comment to myself: I would like to get paid to read. How can I go about doing that? I have an English degree. That should be a start. I could work in a publishing house, except I don't really want to edit, and I don't want to advertise. I naturally like to critique work but just as I see fit, otherwise, I would prefer to drink coffee and read books. Someone can pay me. I'd like a secretary. Is this unrealistic?

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