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Knowing the impact that one perfect novel had on my life, I set out with my colleagues, Paul Stiff and Josh Conviser, to understand America's relationship with books--research we were doing for a grant from the National Science Foundation for our company's innovation in book discovery.
The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Robin Black's Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide
Another reason why Crash Course ranks so highly for me is that I could not put it down. I told you at the beginning of this
Current publishing trends are such that writers need to have an author platform before an agent or editor will sign them on. An agent friend of mine told an audience at a panel we sat on together, "Get the TED talk first and then come talk to me."
Very soon I will come up on my one year anniversary of being diagnosed with breast cancer, and having a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. When I look back on the year, that event was just one part of the year. I also had an enormously creative year.
Let's all follow suit.
You learned the bare minimum hours of sleep you can get and still be a somewhat-functioning human being, the number of times a day a toddler can ask why, and that you will never again laugh without peeing a little.
Forget those gotta-dos, author Anne Lamott was saying. Forget about those things we should have done, and, crap, the things we never should have done in the first place.
I'm hoping what I said got through to him. I'm hoping he makes that phone call soon. I'm hoping he can return to being happy. Today, it's all about hope.