Marion Dane Bauer
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is a gift.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Walking outside and cooking.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Pretty quiet.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Emotional honesty, openness, empathy.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I've made lots of misteps in my life, but there isn't much I regret, because all brought me to this moment.
April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015Part of learning to create things well is just practice—putting in your time, keeping at it, refusing to give up when you make mistakes, which you are going to do a lot. Nowadays, people are calling the willingness to persist like this: grit. And yet there is another aspect to this business of creating things—call it joy, or inspiration, or magic, or whatever. And this part has very little to do with stiffening your spine and pushing past difficulties. So, in Falcon, I tried to evoke that delicate balancing act of grit and magic. — see more
April 22, 2015Our most creative act can be the letting go.
I’m not talking about giving up, though sometimes giving up may be called for. Looking back over a long career, however, I can see that the times I gave up on a major project were usually a mistake. But right now I’m talking about the moment when I release something I’m working on so that it can come back to me fresh.