The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
— Stephen King
I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.
— Ray Bradbury
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
Creativity is an act of defiance.
— Twyla Tharp
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
— Henry David Thoreau
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
— Maya Angelou
Writing is a struggle against silence.
— Carlos Fuentes
Be obscure clearly.
— E.B. White
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
— Anna Freud
I try to leave out the parts that people skip.
— Elmore Leonard
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Hello there. This is me on a good day as seen through the lens of George Billard.
Raised in Santa Cruz, California, and Madrid, Spain, by two college professors.
Played the oboe and roamed the woods.
Graduated with a degree in comparative literature from Harvard.
Moved to New York City and became a freelance copywriter with mostly fashion clients.
Hired as Copy Director at Bergdorf Goodman.
Returned to freelancing 1 year later. Hired as Copy Director at Coach.
Returned to freelancing 18 months later. Moved to Los Angeles.
Wrote a few scripts, got an agent, missed New York and moved back to London Terrace.
Hired as VP, Copy Director at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Returned to freelancing 2 years later. Bought a house in the Catskills and moved upstate.
Started Glutton for Life, a blog about living fully in every season, at every age. Returned to roaming the woods. Founded The Outside Institute, which connects people to Nature and has published two volumes of the Field Guide to the Hudson & Upper Delaware Valleys.
writing, nature, poetry, food, sustainability, design, craftsmanship
Most hated words:
moist, hottie, robust
Most beloved words:
ratatouille, cozy, onomatopoeia