Dani Shapiro is best known for her novels and memoirs, but she has recently published a new book on the craft of writing called, STILL WRITING. The is a fantastic book. Her empathic grasp of the struggles every writer faces are encouraging and insightful. In this fine book Shapiro reminds us that persistence, focus and dedication are the writers most powerful assets.
“There is a great expression in Twelve Step programs: Act as if. Act as if you are a writer. Sit down and begin. Act as if you might just create something beautiful, and by beautiful I mean something authentic and universal. Don’t wait for anybody to tell you it’s okay. Take that shimmer and show us our humanity. That’s your job.” – Dani Shapiro, STILL WRITING