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The Opposite of Loneliness

What a beautiful book! Every writer needs to read Marina’s stories and essays. I was particularly thrilled that one of the stories mentions crumbs in a jar and one of the essays is about her childhood and dealing with Celiac Disease. Advertisements

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Lydia Netzer

It was wonderful to meet Lydia Netzer, a BGSU alumna, at the Toledo library. She said that publishing a novel is like handing the writer a box of matches–the writer can only fight so many edits. So save them for the important stuff. She works on five or six novels at a time, writing until …

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Finn Family Moomintroll–Tove Jansson

I have an idea. What about going to the top of the mountain and making a pile of stones to show that we were the first to get there? Some people look better without hats. As everyone knows, if the first butterfly you see is yellow the summer will be a happy one. If it …

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Weekly Goal

Trello has been a fantastic resource for keeping track of my to-do lists. With a smaller list of tasks to do for the week, I’ll make small steps toward completing my goals.

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Comet in Moominland–Tove Jansson

I first discovered Tove Jansson’s work while researching Finnish authors. I didn’t realize when I started reading the Moomin comics and this book series that I would finally find my favorite books of all time. One of the questions I’ve always hated is “What is your favorite book(s)?” because I have a lot of favorites. …

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Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau

I finished reading “Exercises in Style” by Raymond Queneau. It is a fascinating read! Queneau took a simple situation and rewrote it in a variety of styles. The version I read also included exercises by Amelia Gray and Ben Marcus.

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Odd Type Writers

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In Lithuanian Wood by Wendell Mayo

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Centaur of the North by Wendell Mayo

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The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

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