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Apr 17Liked by Jami Attenberg

Your tenth book. Your TENTH book! So exciting. Congratulations, and thanks for being a funny, wise, practical, inspiring companion on this writing journey.

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Your TENTH book! That is amazing. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿคฉ And Paris. I love Paris. I love strolling around the city when most people are asleep.

Although I feel that there's nothing wrong in exploring different forms of writing and/or writing in different genres, I do understand why one questions their writing identity. In Many ways, I'm in the same position. I started out as a screenwriter (wrote many movie and some TV scripts), then I wrote a novel, then a non-fiction book (comes out in May), and now I'm working on another novel and a novella. I write, so I identify as a writer.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’“ Enjoy Paris!

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I love this, and want to join the thousand words of summer this year! And.... I'm terrified. Obviously.

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Apr 17Liked by Jami Attenberg

"But it is a skill, to think and talk about working, productivity, and creativity. It is a good use of my time to write a book that could potentially help other people. There is no shame in sharing knowledge". . . . and we are so grateful for the sharing, Jami!

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Been following you for awhile. I loved I Came All This Way to Meet You and even though our journeys have been very different I could relate to many of your feelings and reflections. Also, my oldest daughter went to Tulane and lives there with her husband and children in Treme so I love seeing your pics of the city on Instagram.

I hope to do 1000 words of summer this year and I have been writing and my question is how do you find a reader to give you feedback? Are their on-line groups or classes? Thanks for this substack!

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Apr 24Liked by Jami Attenberg

Jami! We can't wait to see you here in Paris! I'm gathering together all my writerly anglophone friends and we'll be there with bells on!! <3

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Okay, TEN BOOKS, wow - and also - you're going to Paris! I live vicariously through your travels, since I'm homebound due to an old kitty that we are reluctant to leave in anyone else's care.

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Apr 17Liked by Jami Attenberg

Your opening paragraph made me smile, feel good, remember sweet warm times like this of my own and now Iโ€™ve shared it with others. Your last sentence, โ€œWhatever you try, come to it as yourself,โ€ now that one statement was so full of love and encouragement and timeliness for me. You are always I. The right place at the right time for me. And I love Annie.

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