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Fiction and Other Writing by Donna Levin

Meet the Mind Behind the Books

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About Donna

Donna Levin is the author of Extraordinary Means (William Morrow), California Street (Simon & Schuster), and the recent best-seller, There’s More Than One Way Home (Chickadee Prince Books, 2017) Her latest  novel, He Could Be Another Bill Gates, was published by Chickadee prince Books in  October 2018.

In addition to novels, Donna has published two books about writing:  Get that Novel Started and Get that Novel Written, both with Writer’s Digest Books.

Donna has taught fiction writing for two decades, most notably at the University of California Extension at Berkeley, where she led the novel writing workshop. She has also been a frequent guest at writers’ conferences, including the San Francisco Writers’ Conference and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Donna’s work is included in Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and in the California State Library’s collection of California novels. She lives in San Francisco.

For more information, go to her Wikipedia page.

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"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." ~Thomas Mann

"I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it." ~Ann Patchett

"Your work is so meaningless, so fully for yourself alone, that no one cares whether you do it well.  Or ever." ~Annie Dilliard

"The only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to read." ~Tom Clancy

"Nothing is harder than being a true novelist, unless that's all one wants to be, in which case, while being a true novelist is hard, everything else is harder." ~John Gardner

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Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel as though I should be doing something else. ~Gloria Steinem

"You can rewrite anything but a blank page." ~Grace Paley

"Let's face it, writing is hell." ~William Styron