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Entries Tagged as 'Averil Dean'

But all our secrets are the same

July 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

“There is something unbearably poignant about the human desire to know and be known, eternally at odds with the need for privacy and self-protection. We each are separated from one another by the things we keep secret or are unable to express; that distance, no matter how slender, imparts a loneliness to our existence that […]

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Not to mention imagination

July 28th, 2016 · No Comments

“To feel for someone with whom you fundamentally disagree takes a certain amount of perseverance.” – Averil Dean, The Undoing Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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The windows are covered with foil

July 27th, 2016 · No Comments

“Everyone is stuck inside a doorless room. No one gets into anyone else’s head. Nobody can ever really get out of their own.” – Averil Dean, The Undoing Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Look under there

July 26th, 2016 · No Comments

“You can tell the quality of a piece by the parts that aren’t supposed to show.” – Averil Dean, The Undoing Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Watch closely

September 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

“A writer screwing around and a writer hard at work look exactly the same to the untrained observer.” – Averil Dean, “Groove” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Hold it right there

May 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments

“It’s impossible to escape yourself in writing a book; all the darkness or the beauty or fineness inside you will find its way out. Even a writer who’s willing to be inauthentic will be revealed, because the work will feel inauthentic to the reader.” – Averil Dean (interview with Erika Marks at On Writing, Publishing […]

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We all work for the banks

February 12th, 2014 · No Comments

“Writing appears to be easy, and physically of course it is. But the same could be said for science and finance and other relatively sedentary jobs that require mental discipline, and you don’t see anyone expecting those guys to work for free.” – Averil Dean, “Un-Job” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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We can’t hardly sell it, anyway

February 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Writers need to have an attitude. Not an ego, but we need to have more of a we-can-do-this-and-you-can’t attitude that lets the rest of the world know that we’re good at this because we’ve practiced and trained and we do it every goddam day. And that it has value because in this world where all […]

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That’s a good boy, now

January 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Sometimes the medicine is too bitter, and all the sugar in the bowl is not going to sweeten it. You’ve got to hold your nose and drink it up.” – Averil Dean, Alice Close Your Eyes Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Hush up, little darlin’

January 19th, 2014 · No Comments

“The more people know about you, the more powerful they become. You’ve got to hand that shit out in small doses.” – Averil Dean, Alice Close Your Eyes Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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