for writers and readers….
There is a great deal to be learned from programs, courses, and teachers. But I suggest working equally hard, throughout your life, at learning new things on your own, from whatever sources seem most useful to you. I have found that pursuing my own interests in various directions and to various sources of information can take me on fantastic adventures: I have stayed up till the early hours of the morning poring over old phone books; or following genealogical lines back hundreds of years; or reading a book about what lies under a certain French city; or comparing early maps of Manhattan as I search for a particular farmhouse. These adventures become as gripping as a good novel.
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I hope you are well and I must tell you, I love your emails. I always read the quotes carefully.
Thanks so much
Love from Josie Darling
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Thank you Josie – so lovely to hear from you. I’m an absolute sucker for a good quote. Some writers have the facility to nail something powerful and true in a few words while others, like Lydia Davis, give a glimpse of the way they live their imaginative life in a paragraph. And we learn so much from each other outside of courses and workshops (although I think they are good too!) Take care.
I so agree!!
Thank you Beth. You take care and keep safe too