I’m sticking with a hard “G” (like “graphic”, as in “graphic image file”)
YES. VALIDATION (and a big raspberry to those of you who corrected me when I said jif)
(via: my brother @montanabackcountry, who would like the original version of this performed at his funeral—kinda ruined it a little for me)
Good writing emerges from discovery. If you begin with what you know, where do you go next? If you begin with uncertainty, possibilities will present themselves. You might even find that you know more than you thought you did.
In the meantime, writing through confusion allows you to avoid arrogance and self-absorption, the great risks of all first-person writing. So forget “write what you know.” Write what you don’t know, but would like to find out.
Baron Von Fancy
Check out what he’s doing with Colette.
This is the best.
I was walking down third avenue a little while ago and a (very wasted) homeless guy was blasting this tune and singing along as he did pushups in the middle of the sidewalk. Yes, he had sweatbands on his wrists.
It was perfect.