Writing can give you what having a baby can give you:

In west on 01/05/2011 at 4:22 pm

it can get you to start paying attention, can help you soften, can wake you up.

Flannery O’Connor said that anyone who survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of his or  her life.

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.

I’m reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing & Life for one of my upcoming courses.  So far, quite an excellent read on how difficult starting to write can be and the benefits it can have on one’s life.



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