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When I’m down in the dumps about my writing, I turn to Dr. Seuss. Here’s what I found today:

Today you are You 
That is truer than true
There is no one alive 
Who is youer than You.

Who do you turn to when your writing or reading or life gives you the blues?

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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  • Ooh, great quote. No wonder it cheers you up! When I'm feeling down, I have a habit of turning to Archie Comics, I must admit…

  • Trisha F says:

    Dr. Seuss is always a great cheer-up! 🙂

  • Tara Tyler says:

    perfect uplifteryness out of the dumpsy doodly mess!

  • Donna Hole says:

    LOL to finding inspiration and encouragement in the weirdest places. Hey, whatever keeps you writing.


  • klahanie says:

    Dr. Seuss
    Is on the loose
    In a caboose
    With a moose
    And a goose

    The me in me turns to Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, when the blues become too much.

    A peaceful day to you, Damyanti.

    Gary 🙂

  • Such an apt quote for a fantastic question, Damyanti. There's no place to turn but within!

  • shelly says:

    Yup. I usually turn to friends, too. Pray, too, when things get to me.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  • Li says:

    I turn to my best friend or (drumroll) – I clean something! Yes, it's odd, but it gives me something to do with my hands while my mind can just sort of wander. And if I don't get any inspiration – well, at least the bathroom or kitchen is now sparkling clean!

  • I love this, 'no one is youer than you.' So true.

  • I usually turn to friends or set aside my writing and knit a little. I do something relaxing that helps me unwind and whatever is getting my writing down goes away.

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