Changing the title of my biography of Doris Duke, especially after more than six years of work, is a big deal.
Blog Posts on Writing and Authors
Great athletes inspire. This is not something I have always known.
I am blessed—and have been for six long years—in being given the responsibility of writing Doris Duke’s biography.
Artists use all the material our lives deliver to us–but the professional cost can be very high.
Now that writers are abjured not to write in dialect, we may be losing a connection to an older source than standard English.
I’m annoyed at the concert of writing in newspapers, magazines and books that claim that women don’t really want to work.
Certainly my methods of research are sometimes unorthodox… but I am not saddled with the literal-minded over-reliance on facts that a PhD sometimes confers.
I know Doris Duke would have enjoyed seeing the statue of a little girl confronting the bull of Wall Street.
Writers have never been paid a living wage… never a princely—or princessly sum—our incomes are now not equal to sustaining even a modest life.
Seton’s animals remind me of how essential that bit of wildness is to us, not only in the precious few wild animals nearby but as an essential bit of our own souls.