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Marcy Dermansky

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Marcy Dermansky is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Red Car, Bad Marie and Twins. Very Nice will be released on July 2, 2019.

The Red Car was named a Best Book of the Year by Buzzfeed, San Francisco Chronicle, Flavorwire, and Huffington Post. Bad Marie was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer's Pick, a finalist in the Morning News Tournament of Books, and named one of the best novels of the year in Esquire.Her first novel Twins was a New York Times Editor's Choice Pick.

She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her daughter Nina.


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Marcy Dermansky I have two different methods. One is having an assigned writing time. I turn off the Internet and remain in my chair for the amount of time I…moreI have two different methods. One is having an assigned writing time. I turn off the Internet and remain in my chair for the amount of time I predetermine and usually that works. I start typing.

My other method is to wait until I feel really terrible. Let a month pass, or longer, and then, eventually, I begin again because it is the only way to stop feeling terrible. I do not recommend this method. (less)
Marcy Dermansky Sometimes, when I get truly pissed off at myself for not writing, I feel finally inspired to write.

That is the plain truth. I rarely feel inspired,…more
Sometimes, when I get truly pissed off at myself for not writing, I feel finally inspired to write.

That is the plain truth. I rarely feel inspired, rarely catch an idea as if it is coming straight from a rainbow, but when I am actually writing, I realize how much I love doing it. The inspiration comes only when I am in the process of doing it, when the write word comes, the right idea, a new character, a line of dialogue. Even answering this question, I realize that I love to write. I wish I did it more. I don't think anyone should wait for inspiration.



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3.46 avg rating — 1,773 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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On POV, Developing Characters and Her New Novel "Very Nice"

I was interviewed for the newsletter Write of Die where I talk about my new novel Very Nice (coming on July 2 2019 for the very first time.


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“I was brand-new in San Francisco, right out of college, and I thought it was thrilling, a guy buying me a drink. I didn’t think, how tacky, this creep is buying me a drink. I thought, how amazing, I put on lipstick and a short skirt and look what can happen.”
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“Judy shook her head when she saw me the next day, dressed in the same clothes I had worn to work the day before. “We used to call that the walk of shame,” she said.”
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