10.24.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter October 24th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Hello from the writing cave where I am currently looking out at the river. This photo was taken earlier this week, just before the sun came up. I try to watch the sun come over Mount Beacon every morning (I wake up early!). October is gorgeous in …

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 …

9.5.20

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 …

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 …

5.16.20

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 …

5.9.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter May 9th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good afternoon! It has been another exciting week here in the writing cave! This week, the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction was announced. I was the chair jurist, and so that means for the past year, the jury (me and four others) read dozens and dozens of books, …