Pep Talk

“Approach the work with a sense of gratitude

for just being there.”

–Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is the author of two acclaimed novels, The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia,

and the story collection, Delicate Edible Birds.

This quotation is from a talk she gave at AWP 2013 in Boston on March 9, 2013.

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Ellen Fowler Hummel is a writer specializing in creative nonfiction and the occasional short story. She is co-founder and managing editor of, an online magazine featuring original nonfiction writing and photography.