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What writing is...

Beauty and the Beast illustration by Mercer Mayer

"We are lonesome animals. We spend all of our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say -- and to feel -- ‘Yes, that is the way it is, or at least that is the way I feel it.’ You’re not as alone as you thought. "  - John Steinbeck

“If we had to say what writing is, we would describe it essentially as an act of courage.”  - Cynthia Ozick

Beauty & the Beast by Eleanor Vere Boyle

Me and me, October 2012

Images above: Beauty and the Beast illustrations by Mercer Mayer and Eleanor Vere Boyle; and a photo of me and my own little beast, taken last month in Devon by Victoria Windling-Gayton. I'm still in New York, where Howard is joining me today. (Don't worry, Tilly, we'll be home soon!)