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Reflections of a working writer and reader

 

 

Five Questions: L-ement

1. Why do you blog?
It’s a nice way to be reflective without having to think in the same terms one must think in when she writes creative nonfiction for publication.

2. Which author and/or book has most influenced you?
This is a tough one – there are so many! Joan Didion, Salman Rushdie, Barbara Lazear Ascher, and Amy Hempel have all influenced the way I write and the way I think about reading and writing.

3. Which three blogs do you most visit?
MetaxuCafe at http://metaxucafe.com/
PowellsBooks Blog at http://www.powells.com/blog/
pulse.inthefray.com at http://inthefray.org/?op=newindex&catid=11

4. Why do you read fiction?
Because I like a good story, particularly one that, on the surface, seems removed from my own life and from which I can learn something about us as people and about myself as a writer and reader.

5. What makes you laugh?
David Sedaris, sarcasm, witty one-liners loaded with political or cultural relevance.

Laura Nathan blogs at L-ement

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