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Living Your Personal Legend

They were looking only for gold,” his companion answered. “They were seeking the treasure of their Personal Legend, without wanting actually to live out the Personal Legend. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist While reading The Alchemist, I felt my quest to be a published author was akin to Santiago’s quest for the buried treasure. He believed… Continue reading Living Your Personal Legend


Best Book I’ve Read This Year

The Bookends column in Sunday's New York Times Book Review asked sixteen authors what was the best book, new or old, he or she read this year. Only two of the books listed stood out to me. The first one was Outline by Rachel Cusk.  It's about a woman writer who goes to Athens in the summer… Continue reading Best Book I’ve Read This Year