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Monday, December 2, 2013
TC Tidbit: A Little Writing Advice From Anne Lamott
"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It
will keep you cramped and insane your whole life. . . . Perfectionism
is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true
friend. What people somehow (inadvertently, I’m sure) forgot to mention
when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find
out who we are and why we are here – and, by extension, what we’re
supposed to be writing."