A feral child was found starving, covered in her own filth, unable to walk or talk. A new family adopted the girl in 2007, called her Dani, and tried to make up for years of neglect.
Drugs fuel a woman’s descent into the world of a violent Brotherhood
Lois Ascher was the first woman hired as a professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology, and when she showed up on campus in 1972 she was about as welcome as the flu.
The underground economy has long been a part of rural America, where some receiving disability benefits are forced to work to survive.
Their first date was at Houston’s, a restaurant in Irvine, where he opened the door for her and put her napkin on her lap. Candles flickered along the polished-mahogany bar; jazz drifted from speakers; conversation purred.
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... “to create real literature” takes a lot more than talent. It takes gumption, perseverance and self-sacrifice.
I believe good writing is learned by osmosis, in the exact same way an infant learns a native language. If you get into your brain the rhythms of prose and modes of narrative that command attention, you will have no problem getting published.