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Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Write What You Want to Get Remembered"

One of the best pieces of advice anyone could give a writer--especially writers who feel "blocked" or simply intimated by the blank page-- can be found in the coming-of-age memoir The Virgin Of Bennington, by Kathleen Norris.

As I remember it, the line is reoccurring throughout the book and is spoken by Norris friend and mentor, Elizabeth (Betty) Kray, former director of the Academy of American Poets and developer of poetry audiences extraordinaire.

So as we approach the new year, what do you want to "get remembered?"

Remember, it doesn't matter when you start your remembering (and writing), it just matters that you start.

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