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The Loneliness of the Writer

Writing is a solitary occupation, and one of its hazards is loneliness. –Joyce Carol Oates

Some of the best times of a writer’s life come with long hours of uninterrupted work, a story unspooling before you on the computer screen, becoming one with the characters, the words flowing freely. But then the writing day comes to an end and you look up from your work, feeling strange, disconnected. As if you didn’t know where you belong.

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The Creative Power of Friendship

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has not survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. – C.S. Lewis

You can form a friendship anywhere you look. In the midst of a city, on a subway, waiting for a cup of coffee. Even on the edge of nowhere. That’s how it felt when we moved from a large Midwestern city to a town of two hundred if you counted the chickens and the dogs. 

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