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An abiding preoccupation for me is how much of our lives are invisible and unknown by other people, like the Chekhov story ‘The Lady With…
Yes, writing is essential to me. It’s my way of living in the world.
If I had to summarize, most broadly, my concerns as a writer, I’d say the question ‘How then must we live?’ is at the heart…
I’m not a writing group member, not a joiner in that way. I don’t seek a wide swath of feedback.
As any of us approaches middle age, we inevitably come up against our limitations: the realization that certain dearly-held fantasies may not be realized; that…
I wanted to write a voice that for me, as a reader, had been missing from the chorus: the voice of an angry woman.
The more accurately one can illuminate a particular human experience, the better the work of art.
I believe that, in an ideal world, writers would feel free to write what matters to them without having to consider success, failure, the market,…
The effort to create a work of art that is true and potentially lasting, that is the very best work of art you can create…
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