I have a lot of writer and author friends and I feel lucky that, when we’re together, we don’t ever talk about writing.
Because we all actually just like to write. And not talk about it. I think if any of us used the word “process” we would be smacked upside the head. Or mocked mercilessly.
I don’t really like to talk about my writing because:
a) I’d rather be writing than talking about it; and
b) see a).
That said, I’ve happened upon some lovely and fun posts lately that talk about writing — and what we do to AVOID writing — and thought I’d share them with you today, if you’re so inclined to read them:
Molly Wizenberg; How we do what we do
Tara Austen Weaver: On Writing
Author Sloane Crosley paints bookshelves to avoid writing.
And, while we’re at it, there are two great books about writing I think everyone should own:
A lot of people swear by Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird. I find three chapters in that book incredibly compelling: Short Assignments, Shitty First Drafts, and Perfectionism. Worth buying it just for those chapters.
Enjoy your weekend….