In The Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen '74 reflects on the challenges of writing every day. An excerpt:

""Inspiration comes during work, not before it," Madeleine L'Engle once wrote, and for that to happen you must sit down in a chair. I don't believe in writer's block. It's not that sometimes you can't write, it's that you can't write well. Experience has told me that writing poorly sometimes leads to something better. Not writing at all leads only to reruns of "Law and Order." Which I love, but still."

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Quindlen, who served as Chair of Barnard's Board of Trustees from 2003-2010, is the author of a new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.  On NPR's "Fresh Air," listen as Quindlen discusses her book with Terry Gross. Also, watch an interview with Lisa Belkin on Huffington Post. Read more about Quindlen's latest New York Times bestseller in USA Today,, and The Chicago Tribune.