My writing cave…

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I have a home office where I used to work 60+ hour weeks. It all felt very important. When I quit to pursue writing, the room still carried a serious air. I associated it with conference calls and stack ranking people and complicated financial models, destroying any hope of creative productivity. Enter my own version of feng shui. First, I painted inspiring quotations along the main wall.           …

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Stephanie Clifford on EVERYBODY RISE + GIVEAWAY of this instant NY Times Bestseller

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Debutante Ball is excited to welcome guest Stephanie Clifford, author of instant NY Times Bestseller EVERYBODY RISE, a book about fitting in and figuring out who you are. It follows a 26-year-old from Maryland who moves to New York, hasn’t quite found her place, and thinks she’s discovered it when she gets a job at a social-networking site aimed at the elite. She’s suddenly in a promised land of Adirondack…

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My piecemeal writing education…

Thursday, September 17, 2015

My honors English teacher turned me into a lifetime reader. She talked about characters as if they were real, as if to read about them was to be included in their adventures. She introduced me to To Kill a Mockingbird and laughed with me about passing the damn ham. When she asked why I didn’t care for The Catcher in the Rye, I told her Holden Caulfield was a whiner; she grinned….

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Okay life, you can stop providing writing material any time now…

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thank you for sticking with The Debutante Ball as it passes the baton to its 10th class! This blog peppered me with humor & hope for years as an aspiring author; I’m honored to have the opportunity to contribute. My 52-week stint starts now: A friend recently commented that life has thrown enough complications my way to merit a memoir, but an exceptional memoir requires you to hand over the whole…

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