Sunday, December 19, 2010

Writing Tip #2

As I reshape my daily schedule to allow more writing time, I find myself digging deep into memory to write my truth.  At the same time the evil censor kicks in telling me what I can and can't write.  That's when I turn to the godfather of writing instruction and cling to the life raft of his words:

“You’re under no obligation to ask all your brothers and sisters and cousins how they remember the family saga. They will all remember it differently; there’s no one authorized version of the shared past.

William Zinsser, Writing About Your Life – A Journey into the Past (p. 112)

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