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 …

6.6.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter June 6th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good afternoon from the writing cave! I’m getting a late start today for a number of reasons, but mostly because there is a lot going on around here. To begin with, my David Austin roses are blooming! I couldn’t tear myself away from them today. When I …

5.30.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter May 30th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Happy Saturday from the writing cave, where I have been drinking coffee and working on my new novel. I am at that stage of writing when every day brings a new and surprising realization. One day I think that I have started working on a masterpiece. The …

5.23.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter May 23rd, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the writing cave, where I am taking the morning to get organized. I’ve gone through the pages of the new novel I’m working on and put them in an outline form, I’ve collected dirty coffee cups and water glasses from my desk, and now …

5.16.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter May 16th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Hello from the valley of rainbows! My house is on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, and every year at this time we are inundated with rainbows. Short, heavy showers punctuated by bright sunshine conspire to create double, sometimes triple rainbows over the river. Here we are …

3.21.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter March 21st, 2020  “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Dear friends, What a week! Like most of you, I’ve been reading the news and making plans to stay inside for the foreseeable future. I know many of you in New York are without jobs, as restaurants and stores and all ‘non-essential’ businesses have been closed. There …

3.14.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter March 14th, 2020   “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning from the writing cave, where I am reeling from a week of upheaval. My novel The Ancestor is out in four weeks, and most of the stops on my book tour have been cancelled. Literary Orange in California, The LA Times Festival of Books, and a reading …

3.8.2020

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter March 8th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning on this beautiful sunny Sunday. I’ve been holed up in my house in the Hudson Valley, spending time with Hadrien and my kids, and baking. For those of you who follow my baking endeavors on Twitter, you will know that I’m currently obsessed with making the perfect …

2.29.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the Writing Cave, AKA my office, where I have been spending an extraordinary amount of time this week. When it is cold and gray outside, as it has been this past week, being here feels like a respite and a cocoon from the elements. In fact, during the winter, staying in my …

2.22.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the sunny Hudson Valley, where I am having my second cup of coffee and thinking about the week that has passed. It has been a beautiful week for me, one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Nothing objectively amazing happened (no great reviews for my new book or an …