From the Archives: The Pleasures and Perils of a Writer's Life

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Even after 20-plus years of writing, novelist Dani Shapiro admits that writing books doesn't get any easier. Writing is a solitary task, she says, and "there's no reason to think the world is waiting for you." Shapiro's latest book, "Still Writing," offers advice to her fellow writers on staying focused and inspiring creativity.


Dani Shapiro, author of "Still Writing," "Black & White," "Slow Motion," and "Devotion"