Write Place, Write Time

If you look at anything long enough, say just that wall in front of you -- it will come out of that wall.
- Anton Chekhov

Dana Stabenow

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My workspace used to be two folding tables from Costco and my bookshelves press-board put-togethers from Fred Meyer.  Now, I have a desk and shelves specifically built for the purpose.  I feel like a real writer for the first time in my life.

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I have two gods and one goddess who watch over me at work and keep me on track; Sebastian, the calypso crab from The Little Mermaid, a turtle with a bobbly head from Mexico my friend Sharyn gave me, and a clay goddess from Cappodocia in Turkey.  

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There is also the Lucite paperweight with the drop of Prudhoe Bay crude oil in it that I’ve had ever since Oil In Day, June 20, 1977.  It wouldn’t be my desk without that.

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Dana Stabenow is the author of 29 novels, including the Edgar-awarding winning Kate Shugak series.  She lives the bliss of perfect solitude on ten acres on lower Cook Inlet in Alaska. 

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