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Estelle Laure

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Estelle Laure is a Vonnegut worshipper who believes in love and magic and the power of facing hard truths. She has a BA in Theater Arts from New Mexico State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and thinks everyone should have to wait tables or work in a kitchen at least once in their lives. She lives in Taos, New Mexico with her children.

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Estelle Laure Thank you so much for saying so, Zada. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like both. Articles are easier in some ways because they take less time and the rewa…moreThank you so much for saying so, Zada. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like both. Articles are easier in some ways because they take less time and the reward is pretty immediate, but there is nothing like wrestling with a novel and having it pay off. I have a pretty awful and brutal process so I always feel like I got beat up. It's enormously gratifying to have positive feedback after all the toil and trouble. Maybe someday writing books will be as straightforward as writing articles. Hope, hope.(less)
Estelle Laure I don't know why or how, but this just popped up on my author page! I'm so sorry I didn't answer you right away. How awful. Basically my inspiration c…moreI don't know why or how, but this just popped up on my author page! I'm so sorry I didn't answer you right away. How awful. Basically my inspiration came from my own life falling apart and my sense that we always have to find our strength internally. I think being vulnerable IS real strength. The story built from that theme I guess. THANK YOU for your kind words and again I'm so so sorry it took me so long to answer you.(less)
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Writing Light From Darkness Pt 1

Given the fact that the whole world is in a panic over...well...take your pick, this month both of my newsletters will focus on writing from a place of darkness.
It's my thirteenth writerversary. I know because my son is thirteen and I started writing just after I gave birth to him.
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“Music carries the weight of being human, takes it away so you don't have to think at all, you just have to listen. Music tells every story there is.”
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