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Who are the great American writers Nabokov most admired?

From a 1966 interview between Vladimir Nabokov and Alfred Appel, Jr., originally published in Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature and reprinted in Strong Opinions. 


Quotes from writers born this day

(Source: Brainyquote.com)

Sarah Orne Jewett: “God would not give us the same talent if what were right for men were wrong for women.”

Eduardo Galeano: “If nature were a bank they would already have rescued it.” 17 more words


25 Relationship Problems Every Writer Understands

1. Publishing three articles a day yet spending three days drafting the perfect date follow-up text. 

2. Thinking about how you’ll describe a relationship in your memoir while it’s still happening.  395 more words

Throwback Thursday #TBT

Remembering having a blast with these lovely ladies at my studio in Sherman Oaks for Beth Bornstein Dunnington’s Big Island Writers’ Workshop :)


The Butterfly that was Once Just a Caterpillar 

I just want to be real. Just because I love God, doesn’t mean I’m perfect and have it all together because I’ll be the first one to admit that I don’t. 254 more words


Maybe and The Machine

Maybe there really is someone who won’t care,
if you tie your hair around like a bun or leave it open.
He’d think you are cute even with a messy hairstyle, 166 more words


First intent, due wit again

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Some of the best First Lines of books I have enjoyed:

1813 – It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. 200 more words

The Human Condition