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Alan Ball on creation

Was lucky enough to attend the Alan Ball interview at the Opera House tonight. He’s a warm, funny man & down to earth, surprised, I think, by the event & the crowd. I thought: this is what you get when you talk to a real writer, that acknowledgement of how …

A couple Big Ideas on success

Success in any field requires a measure of understanding that things change, things grow and things die.  And that you have to let them go. And that the ideas that you have about your career may not necessarily be the ones that are the best for you or the ones …

More great finds in the surf

Yes, still with the lurgy. Which gives me plenty more time to surf the net. Even managed to do some writing on the Great Unsaleable (ie. novel) today. If it wasn’t for the poor health, I could really get used to this lifestyle. In today’s best pickings: Lev Grossman responds …

Note to self

From http://www.quoteworld.org/ “The greatest power is often simple patience.” — E(li) Joseph Cossman (b. 1918), American writer, author Follow @deborah_b