This Writing and Teaching Life of Mine
“So I tell them everything I’ve been thinking or talking about lately that has helped me get my work done…. This is not like other writing books, some of which are terrific. It’s more personal, more like my classes. As of today, here is almost every single thing I know about writing.” (Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird)
Okay, yes, this is what I want to do. This is how I want to write. This is how I want to lead workshops and classes and do individual mentoring. This PERSONAL adventure. This LIFE of MINE!
I’m so tired of spouting theory [useful and correct and practical and so on as it may be…oh, and regurgitated… ugh]
So can I do this new thing? Yes, I think so! Will people be disappointed that they are not getting lists of technical theory for their writing? Maybe some of them will be. That’s okay. There are lots of people out there who they can turn to for more of that.
On the other hand, maybe some people who’ve had to listen to my serious, useful, handbook style teaching will heave a huge sigh of relief and decide to maybe give me a chance again after all. Maybe they’ll even go away inspired and hopeful…and dancing!
That’s what I want to offer!