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Trusting in the Process

Chapter Eighteen: Trusting the Process

“Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” Michael Jordan In a lot of ways, being a writer sucks. Very few of us come from idyllic, Norman Rockwell backgrounds. Our pasts tend to take more inspiration from Jackson Pollock. Our minds and souls are scattered, prone to euphoric highs and debilitating depressions. Our craft, our muse, is like an… Read more →

Our Inner DJs

Chapter Sixteen: Our Inner DJ’s

Anne Lamott, in her must read book on writing Bird by Bird, famously commented that two DJ’s reside in the writer’s psyche. They are considerate to each other, so they typically don’t try to talk over when the other host is on air. Lamott has aptly labeled their radio station id K-FUK Up. Use your juvenile imagination to fill in the… Read more →