Monica de la Torre: Excerpts from the One Hour Photo Series

Fall '05 TOC

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


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