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Ricko Donovan

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Ricko Donovan is an award-winning singer/songwriter and folk music multi-instrumentalist. He has published two novels, Sunnyville and The Broken Promised Land. Sunnyville was a Nashville Lifestyles Magazine's 2014 Summer Reading List pick. His short story Smokes was included in the Ohio Review. He lives in Nashville TN.

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Ricko Donovan By writing. I can't tell you how many times I've woken up uninspired to write. But I get to it and stay with it, and so many times you write yourself…moreBy writing. I can't tell you how many times I've woken up uninspired to write. But I get to it and stay with it, and so many times you write yourself into a very inspiring piece of good work. Writers have to commit to being writers, you can't do 30 minutes a day.(less)
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Tune in Monday July 19, for a dialogue about dialogue and other writing topics. I'll be the featured author with host Sherry Wilds.
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“I don’t ask writers about their work habits. I really don’t care. Joyce Carol Oates says somewhere that when writers ask each other what time they start working and when they finish and how much time they take for lunch, they’re actually trying to find out, "Is he as crazy as I am?" I don’t need that question answered.”
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“You fight your superficiality, your shallowness, so as to try to come at people without unreal expectations, without an overload of bias or hope or arrogance, as untanklike as you can be, sans cannon and machine guns and steel plating half a foot thick; you come at them unmenacingly on your own ten toes instead of tearing up the turf with your caterpillar treads, take them on with an open mind, as equals, man to man, as we used to say, and yet you never fail to get them wrong. You might as well have the brain of a tank. You get them wrong before you meet them, while you're anticipating meeting them; you get them wrong while you're with them; and then you go home to tell somebody else about the meeting and you get them all wrong again. Since the same generally goes for them with you, the whole thing is really a dazzling illusion. ... The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong. Maybe the best thing would be to forget being right or wrong about people and just go along for the ride. But if you can do that -- well, lucky you.”
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