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Get That Unicorn Out of Your Head and Into the Garden


If we, like James Thurber, don’t know when we’re not writing, why do so many of us have a nagging sense that we’re not doing enough? How can we always be writing, but never moving forward? If all James Thurber did was write in his head – if he never brought “The Unicorn in the […]

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Falling Into – And Out of – Writing


In an interview with The Paris Review, James Thurber said, “I never quite know when I’m not writing. “Sometimes my wife comes up to me at a party and says, ‘Dammit Thurber, stop writing.’ She usually catches me in the middle of a paragraph. Or my daughter will look up from the dinner table and […]

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