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)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Where It Takes You

the work at 4am in the morning is not just about writing. like today, with barely an hour before preparations to yoga class, the work was on reading original chapter paragraphs. reading only. to get the feel of where editing will concentrate and which parts are better left culled. this way, i have tapered down around 20% of the word count although the total is still above what Jane requires at 10,000 words a chapter. so today, i end with this. i work again tomorrow, even for just an hour. see what the discipline of daily thesis work, however short, will take you. it took me somewhere sunny today.

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