Writing is…

an experiment “I don’t see writing as communication of something already discovered, as ‘truths’ already known. Rather, I see writing as a job of experiment. It’s like any discovery job; you don’t know what’s going to happen until you try it.” –William Stafford a struggle “Writing is a struggle against silence.” –Carlos Fuentes an illusion

Bad Writing is Good

Bad writing is GOOD because bad writing is necessary. Writing isn’t perfect the first time. We have erasers, backspacing, delete, and reprints just because writing isn’t perfect. Anne Lamott says, “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” Janet Hulstrand takes that a bit farther, for us perfectionists, and

Work Smarter

I was listening to an author (Jed Jurchenko) talk about writing and he said that writing is creative. Does anyone disagree with that? Yeah, me neither. Then he said that editing is critical. I agree with that too. You? Then he said something I had not thought of: Do our brains switch back and forth