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’s your fantasy profession?
A. The one I have. I wouldn't choose another.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Gilly Hopkins
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Just me.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Emotional honesty, openness, empathy.
November 11, 2015I wrote last time about revision, and I’ll return to revision here. It’s one of my favorite topics, because revision is one of my favorite activities.
November 11, 2015I love being an old lady. I love the gifts age brings every single day.
This is what rising to an old-lady day looks like: I am first up, and I motion our two little dogs into action. They tumble down the stairs ahead of me, eager for a brief encounter with the back yard, then breakfast. And while they are rejoicing in their own routine, I slip into mine: emptying the dishwasher, straightening the house, making coffee and carrying it to my partner, showering.
October 14, 2015I sold a book yesterday. Well, not yesterday-yesterday. I’m writing this in August, trying to clear uncluttered space for the longer project I’m working on, so I sold the book in my yesterday, not yours.
Not sold-sold, either. No contract. That will be months away. Certainly no advance. More months. But an e-mail to my agent saying the editor “LOVES” what... see more
October 08, 2015One reader had this response to the comments I made last week about the impact of aging—and the inevitable awareness of mortality that accompanies aging—on my work as a writer.