Drafting Firsts

Writing is producing shitty first drafts.
Anne Lamott

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Real Fiction

Fiction is usually truer than journalism.
A.R.T.

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Give It All

Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you.
Annie Dillard

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Write Real

It could be weeds in a vacant lot, just pay attention, then patch a few words together…
Mary Oliver

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Write Fierce

Prudence is often a euphemism for fear.
Paul Greenberg

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Abundance in Brevity

Nothing encourages concision like the abundance of ideas.

Rien ne pousse à la concision comme l’abondance des idées.

Unknown, cited in Ezra Pound

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Argument in a Ball

Put the argument into a concrete shape…round & solid as a ball, which they can see & handle & carry home…
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Verbal Qi

Writing is architecture. Too much frame weighs it down and blocks its Qi.
A.R.T.

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