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page-lambert's picture
Twelve hundred years ago (give or take a few) the Chinese poet Li Po wrote a poem with images of a canyon, a path, a creek and an impossible valley, newborn clouds rising over open rock, and guests coming into wildflowers. "I'm still lingering on," Li Po wrote, "my climb unfinished."  This...
eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Tomorrow is my one year anniversary on Red Room. Thanks to fellow Red Roomer, David Henry Sterry, who, after helping me with the pitch for my forthcoming novel, The Memory Box, urged me to start blogging on Red Room. And so I did, albeit slowly at first. It was both exhilarating and terrifying to...
eva-lesko-natiello's picture
  It is that very particular exhilarating feeling, when you find a book so scrumptious and exotic you open it with a whisper and close it with a sigh. You've found this book through no one's urging or description or advertising. You wandered alone, woozy in towering aisles with books stacked...
kevin-arnold's picture
Janet Fitch, the author of the blockbuster White Oleander and a teacher at USC and The Squaw Valley Community of Writers, approved the publication of this list -- intended for fiction writers but good for many of us -- in its entirety  in the Los Angeles Times:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/...