On becoming a songwriter:
"Let me tell you how that first record happened: My boyfriend had broken up with me and I was devastated, so I wrote all these songs.
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"I didn't even know I could write. I was just a girl who was in love with this guy, then suddenly I'm a songwriter, and I've gotten you back so good. I went from being nothing, from being an ordinary, nerdy girl, to having power."
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