A. Linnets and Valerians, Elizabeth Goudge (a childhood book that evokes fond memories)
A. Seek out teachers by taking creative writing classes or by attending summer writing workshops; join or start a writers’ group.
A. Lunar Attractions, Clark Blaise; Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books, Aaron Lansky; The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers; The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein; In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, Alice Walker
A. (favorite books) A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, Nicholas A. Basbanes; Maps to Anywhere, Bernard Cooper; Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex, and Suicide in the Deep South, Rosemary Daniell; The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner; Let the Dead Bury the Dead, Randall Kenan; Rumors of Peace, Ella Leffland; Zami, A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography, Audre Lorde; A History of Reading, Alberto Manguel; Name All the Animals, Alison Smith; Oral History, Lee Smith
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