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Book #5-The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

The Writing Life is a very small book—only 111 pages—that has been in my bookcase for many years. Its author, Annie Dillard, is well known in literary circles. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her 1975 book, Pilgrim at

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So, You Want to Write a Book? Your Ideal Reader

What is your target market? Who are you writing this book for? Who will benefit the most from reading it? Who will love it enough to recommend it to friends or write a great review on Amazon? These questions are

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The Magic of Your Muse is a Myth

You sit down to write, but you’re not inspired. You’ve done everything you can think of to put it off as you wait for your muse to show herself, but she is not making an appearance today. Who can be

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Gail Sheehy: Redefining “Passages”

I’ve often wondered if Gail Sheehy had any idea of what she started when she wrote her revolutionary book—Passages. Could she have imagined that it would change the way millions of women and men around the world would look at

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Maya Angelou: Author, Actress, Activist

It is hard to know what to mention first in describing Maya Angelou—her poetry, her autobiographies, her prominence in literary history, or her unforgettable voice. Angelou was a uniquely American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet, and civil rights activist. Her 1969

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