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Still Writing
Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life | Dani Shapiro
21 posts | 16 read | 14 to read
Examines the process of creative writing and storytelling through the author's personal stories and experiences of living a writer's life and offers lessons and insights to aspiring authors.
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RiaWritten
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Back on the writing wagon with this rad new notebook! Also, pretty sure “Just a Phase” would be a great title for a sitcom about queer werewolves.

Megabooks It so would!!!!! 6mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍 3mo
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Joyfulmimi
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Pickpick

I like Dani Shapiro, really relate to her on different levels, and plan to read her other books that I have not read. However, I found this one to be mediocre for me. She was repetitive in a number of essays which comprised this book which left me wanting more. I think it‘s worth a read though for those interested in writers and writing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Joyfulmimi
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Fill your ears with the music of good sentences. Reading great work is exhilarating.

UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
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kyraleseberg
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I'm taking my time with this one; it has some real gems. 📖

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RiaWritten
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So I definitely shouldn‘t buy a bottle of wine based entirely on the label, right?

CouronneDhiver Go for it! 😊🍷 10mo
Aims42 That‘s how I buy 98% of my wine LOL 🤣🍷❤️ 10mo
Alfoster You totally should! It‘s a sign!😍😍 10mo
Tamra I would! 10mo
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sherri
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Continuing to make my journaling corner more inspiring.

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sherri
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Still Writing inspired me to finally set up the journaling corner I‘ve been wanting.

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sherri
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My next read. And my pen chaser.

#catsoflitsy

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mrozzz
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Although I planned on binge reading all day with a puppy by my side, on a whim I decided to use a few more of my gift certificates won on Indie Bookstore Day- and one of my stops was in the town in CT which is basically Stars Hollow and has a BEAUTIFUL book shop.

Ended up spending more time/money than I‘d anticipated but I‘m really really glad. It‘s exactly the Saturday I needed this week! More stacks & pics to come. #bookhaul

Alfoster Nice!👏👏👏👏 1y
tammysue 🙌🏻😍 1y
saresmoore Wait. Hold on. That‘s a real place? I can haz go to there, pleaz? 1y
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mrozzz Sort of! It‘s called Washington Depot but it‘s right next to Woodbury (you might recall Taylor complaining about Woodbury often). I haven‘t walked around enough to know for sure but I can see it! @saresmoore I hope you do get to go! 1y
mrozzz Thanks ☺️ @Alfoster 1y
ScientistSam In the Shadow of the Banyan is AMAZING and heartbreaking 1y
janeycanuck I appreciate how aesthetically coordinated your purchases are! 1y
mrozzz I could tell when I skimmed the synopsis. Had to get it! @ScientistSam 1y
mrozzz @janeycanuck Thanks! It always happens, I can‘t help it 😊 1y
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RiaWritten
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Trying to get some writing done at the local watering hole. And kick my loneliness. And ease the adrenaline rush of a 9 hour rehearsal today.

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Vertabrain
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“Death found an author writing his life,
but he let him write no further;
For Death who strikes whenever he likes,
Is jealous of all Self-Murther.”

December, 1827
#writing #journals #memoir

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RiaWritten
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It‘s almost 3am here and I have had too much caffeine. At least I‘m being productive with it?

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LDavisMunro
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Pickpick

I‘m reading this inspiring book with my coffee this morning! The best start to a morning writing session I can think of. Now off to work on Emmy Nation 2. #emmynationbooks #writinginspiration #stillwriting

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RiaWritten
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Does anyone else ever get that guilt where they feel like they should be writing (or anything really) but can‘t bring themselves to do it and so don‘t do anything else either? I could at least be reading but instead I‘m staring at the wall.

MicheleinPhilly I could be reading but instead I‘m watching Legally Blonde for the 437th time. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
megt Absolutely! 2y
CareBear This is how I feel sometimes working from home!!! I feel less guilty if I‘m at least not doing something I enjoy. 🙄 2y
Eyelit Yes! I felt like that all last month. 2y
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pocketmermaid
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I‘ve been doing morning pages for just over six months now. My words are starting to get a bit stale so I‘m rereading books about writing to see if I can shake things up a bit.

Christine11 What a lovely cover! 2y
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Kelly
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Writing books I own but haven't read. #nonficnov

TheWordJar Ooh, I have Save the Cat too! Also haven't read it yet, but I've heard good things! 2y
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LunaSaintClaire
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A thoughtful gift from a friend... I love #thewritinglife

LunaSaintClaire Just read a great phrase in Still Writing and taped it to computer. "The practice is the art." 2y
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LDavisMunro
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Loving the balance of my reading list right now. I little work related with the #emmynationbooks, a little #writinginspiration from Dani Shapiro and one of my #favouriteauthors with Britt-Marie Was Here 💜💜📚📚

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Biblionerd
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Pickpick

I'm so glad I own this book because I might need to keep reading it for the rest of my life.

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TheLondonBookworm
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Found this journal- felt very appropriate 😂😂😂

[DELETED] 3216391035 Oh I hear you!! 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
Hooked_on_books I'm such a dork, stretching my eyes to read the last line on my little phone screen. 🙄😂 3y
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TheLondonBookworm @Basia The journal gets my struggle 😂😂 3y
TheLondonBookworm @LeahBergen I was in fits in the shop 😂 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Hooked_on_books Did exactly the same thing but with the actual journal 😂😂😂 3y
MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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OSChamberlain
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In full editing mode for a story I need to turn in tonight 😊

LeahBergen 👍🏼👍🏼 3y
OSChamberlain @LeahBergen don't worry, I know I haven't posted today but I will. Around 4am... 😂 3y
LeahBergen I KNOW you have a #booksetinasia. I saw it on your bed. 😏 3y
OSChamberlain @LeahBergen Hahahaa I actually have quite a few! 3y
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