10/23/03 Walked into a downtown branch of the unnameable chain booksellers. Happened
to be thinking about what I'd read at a "Celebration of Home" reading. Confused by
the word "home" I hadn't thought that New York City was the topic.
This is Where I Live
. . . one table directly across from the entrance says, featuring, Gotham New York, Delirious New York, Invisible New York, The Colossus of New York, and so on.
Right next to it, the following sign above a table: So Ya Wanna Write. Below it, the following: Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life The Pocket Muse The Muses Among Us Bird by Bird Escaping Into the Open: the Art of Writing True The Forest for the Trees Writing Down the Bones The Right to Write Seven Steps on the Writer's Path Syntax The Pen Commandments The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of a Rejection Pile The Plot Thickens 1200 Words Every Educated Person Should be Able to Use & Define Finding Your Voice: How to Put Your Personality into Your Writing Letters to a Young Poet Letters to a Young Novelist Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively Inventing the Truth