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by Laura Lentz

by Laura Lentz — You must wake up and it will be the first thing on your mind, and the last thing as you go to sleep.  You must taste the letters that form words and swirl them around in your mouth like expensive, aged wine in the cellar of your imagination. You must get up and write, and then maybe you won’t eat because you will write some more....

by Laura Lentz — There is so much advice out there on writing – I have hundreds of books I tap into when I teach my classes, and most have them have offered something that has enriched my creative process, and I pass that knowledge onto my students. ...

by Laura Lentz — When I was first a manager, at a publishing company in Los Angeles, I was a lot like Trump or Harvey Weinstein. It’s true that I had emulated the men in top at the company, and I was known as someone who met every financial projection without having even glancing at the budget I created....

by Laura Lentz — When we write our books, we have to often dive into the person we used to be to make it come to life.   I remember writing in a poem to a lover -  Love all of me, put your hands on the young woman I used to be....