“Your job is to see people as they really are, and to do this, you have to know who you are in the most compassionate possible sense. Then you can recognize others.”—Anne Lamott on writing (via explore-blog)
When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Where did you get the inspiration to create Nantucket Blue?
I always knew I wanted to be a writer, though I also wanted to be an actress for a while, too. I was inspired to write Nantucket Blue when I was working through a difficult friendship break-up as an adult. I was writing to try to understand my feelings. Also, I love the summertime, especially in New England! It was such a joy to transport myself there as I was writing.
“You have, which is a rare thing, that ability and the responsibility to listen to the dissent in yourself, to at least give it the floor, because it is the key — not only to consciousness, but to real growth. To accept duality is to earn identity.”—Joss Whedon on embracing our inner contradictions. (via explore-blog)