Wednesday, November 7, 2012


There was a woman, a writer, who experienced writer's block. She continued to live her life, for a year or so, making small notations on 3x5 cards, recording small bits of her life as she lived it. Later, she collected her snippets into a book and it became famous and was considered to be very literary.

She did not arrange the snippets into a story. She presented the snippets as they were, although, being a writer, she may have polished and/or arranged them.

I don't think that a non writer or an un established writer could get away with that. I almost said do that successfully, but I think I mean get away with that and all the resentment that that contains.

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