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The Lonely Alone: Part 6 - No Certain Place to Go

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going. –Tennessee Williams

I have been a reader far longer than I have labeled myself a writer. 651 more words

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The Lonely Alone: Part 5 - The Longest Distance Between Two Places

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. –Tennessee Williams

I know what you must be thinking. 1,404 more words

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The Lonely Alone: Part 4 - The Muses Are Heard

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe. -Truman Capote

I’d seen Capote’s name in that purple Literature book from English 101 but had never read him. 1,998 more words

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The Lonely Alone: Part 3 - The Heart is a Lonely Writer

And how can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind? — Carson McCullers, from “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” 1,956 more words

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The Lonely Alone: Part 2 - A Good Writer is Hard to Find

Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one. 1,763 more words

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The Lonely Alone: Part 1 - How Four Southern Writers Changed My Life and My Writing

I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. 826 more words

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The Walls Are Cold

Yesterday was the 33 year anniversary of Truman Capote’s death. He was 59 when he passed.

I fell in love with Truman while I was in college. 324 more words

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