Anne Lamott is a professional writer whose book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life considers not only writing but also the writer’s habits of mind. 1,500 more words
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Let me preface this post with the words: This is a really bad idea.
Great. That bit’s over.
Many writers and readers know that it is currently National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo at the moment, and I’ve decided that this year, I’ll be sharing all my outlining and writing, daily online. 380 more words
I have always been a writer. It’s been an integral part of my identity for as long as I can remember. Somewhere in my parent’s or grandparent’s attic is faded evidence of this in its earliest forms, from fantasies about princesses and unicorns on that chunky lined paper you learned how to shape the perfect “Q” on in kindergarten, to more mature, but still embarrassing stories about war, flawed utopias, love, and magic. 1,036 more words
As the water cools this time of year M can be most easily persuaded to swim at sunset “when the name of the day alliterates with the sun.” He quickly dives through a few waves, checks out the sailboats and heads back to shore where I wrap him in as many towels as possible. 105 more words
This week the reading we had to do in Communications was “Shitty First Drafts”. I enjoyed this piece of writing; I believe the author (Anne Lamott) made her point, that writing is a process and doesn’t just start out amazing, clearly and well. 221 more words