10.3.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter October 3rd, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning from the Hudson Valley! It is a sunny Indian summer kind of day, one that makes me want to escape the writing cave and be outside in the colors of fall. There is a faint hint of chill in the air, and orange leaves falling …

9.12.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter September 12th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning and Happy Saturday, It’s been a busy week for me in the writing cave, where I have been buried in my office working on my new novel. It’s an exciting time. I’ve reached the midway point of the book and can see the end in …

9.5.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter September 5th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Hello from the Writing Cave! If you haven’t noticed, I took a month hiatus from writing to you Saturday morning. Did you miss me? I know that I missed sitting at my desk early Saturday, drinking coffee and sending out news about my week to you. I’ve …

8.8.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter August 8th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the Writing Cave, Here is a little sage for your weekend: I don’t know if you noticed, but I didn’t send out my weekly message last week. There was not one reason, but I felt a general sense of fatigue and wanted to take …

7.25.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter July 25th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the hot and sticky Hudson Valley, where I am looking out over the river from my office and having my morning coffee. I’ve gotten in the habit of working weekends, but I plan to take a break from the writing cave today. I’m going …

7.18.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter July 18th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning from the writing cave, where I am staring at a vase of blue hydrangeas and trying to make progress on my new novel. This has been a busy week for me. I’ve been writing the first draft of a new novel, which has been both …

7.4.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter July 4th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison If you haven’t heard the fireworks yet, they are coming tonight. I’m preparing for a huge light show over the Hudson River, which I will be watching from my front porch. I live in a Victorian era house on a bluff overlooking the Hudson. There is a …

6.27.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter June 27th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  It has been a busy and productive week in my writing cave. I began my week with the students of The Newport MFA, Salve Regina’s Low Residency MFA program, where I am a member of the faculty. It is a wonderful program with talented writers. In normal …

6.20.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter June 20th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Greetings from the Writing Cave, where I have been sequestered all week working on my new novel. Writing a novel can feel extremely isolating. And writing a novel now, when we are staying home and unable to meet friends for dinner (or even go down to the neighborhood …

6.13.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter June 13th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the writing cave, where I am surrounded by handwritten pages. I’ve mentioned it here before, but I have begun to write the first drafts of my novels longhand. It began with my memoir, The Fortress, which was giving me trouble. I would sit at the …