it doesn’t all have to be about Christmas –

I have already told you about my experience with Dani Shapiro’s excellent book on writing called Still Writing (2013). Reading it made me curious about Shapiro’s authorship, so I went on to read Devotion – a memoir (2010). I seldom read memoirs, it’s not that I actively avoid the genre – it’s just that memoirs seldom appeal…

extraordinary books on writing – part one

Dani Shapiro: Still Writing, The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write. You might read Still Writing as a memoir, I read it primarily as a book on the craft of writing. I don’t think I have ever before compared any…

“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.” – Dani Shapiro .