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Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Desire To Write

“If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write.” – Hugh Prather

Born in Texas on this date in 1938, Prather was an American self-help writer, lay minister, and counselor, most famous for his first book, Notes to Myself, which has sold over 5 million copies and been translated into 10 languages.

A descendant of one of Dallas, Texas’s leading developers – who also is credited with creating the nation’s first planned shopping center, Highland Park Village, in the 1930s – Prather studied at Southern Methodist University and Columbia University before beginning his writing career.

In addition to Notes, he wrote numerous essays and joined with his wife Gayle to write over a dozen other self-help and guidance books including the mega-bestseller I Touch The Earth, The Earth Touches Me. 

“We are always influenced because we do not live in a vacuum together with our intentions,” Prather wrote.  “We are in a relationship with everything that occurs.”

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