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The Interview

13 Dec

“I am a writer.”

Those were my first words to the audience when I gave a talk the other day about The Writing Life. Occasionally, we writers are invited to speak in front of groups of people who want to know about what we do. We eventually get into the intricacies of choosing what topic to write about, of zeroing in on the most precise words to use, of baring your soul on a piece of paper or smart phone screen. But I wanted to start with the basics.

My audience seemed to appreciate that. The room fell silent, every eye fixed on me. I decided to draw these people in even more. “What I do,” I intoned with Continue reading