TED distilled fourteen writing tips from an interview conducted with novelist Anne Lamott. Her 1995 book [easyazon_link identifier=”0385480016″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Bird by Bird[/easyazon_link] has become an essential guide for aspiring artists of all types.
My favorite snippet from the interview appears when she’s asked to give her younger self some writing advice:
“I’d teach my younger self to stare off into space more often. I would tell her to waste more paper. I would tell her she doesn’t need to stick to a decision; she can change her mind.”
The vocation chooses you. Do the work in despite the resistance.
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