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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Writing Quote: You Can't Learn Anything From Watching a Writer Write

     Sitting down to write isn't easy. A few years ago, a local high school asked me if a student who is interested in becoming a writer might come and observe me. Observe me! I had to decline. I couldn't imagine what that poor student would think, watching me sit, then stand, sit again, decide that I needed more coffee, go downstairs and make some coffee, come back up, sit again, get up, comb my hair, sit again, stare at the screen, check e-mail, stand up, pet the dog, sit again…[I'm glad I turned down the same request from my local high school because my writing routine is more boring than this writer's.]

    You get the picture.

Dani Shapiro, Still Writing, 2013 

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