Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Saturday, May 3, 2014


when Jane gave a two-thumbs-up sign for the Politics of Reform intro (posted May 2), there was sense that a part of this long tricky mountain called Chapter 2 has been surmounted.  now, here, this is the first Saturday, of the saturdays spent here at BGC, that i'm actually working on my Phd, for more than 2 hours since 11 this morning.

'You just have to think.' Funny, this was Jane's advice last Thursday over skype.  I've been thinking for more than 4 years since 2009, wrote 11 chapters already, all because i'm thinking.

but what she meant (I think) is the rigor of thinking.  To think through logically, and not be carried away with motherhood statements, when simple clear but sensible sentences will do.

so here I am, again, struggling with this sentence that will logically tie up a paragraph worked over this morning and another one waiting in the wings before the tennis lesson this 6pm.

so again, Vitti, think think think. Think Well.

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