Anne Lamott Getting Started Summary

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Many students and great writers share the common first draft jitters. The most common writing challenge is getting started. In order to be a productive writer, we must start by putting our creative minds to the test and letting our fingers follow. If writing were as easy as walking thru an enchanted park, the writing process would be a breeze. In relation to Anne Lamott’s “ Getting Started” article. Writing is far from a walk in the park. “You clear a space for the writing voice, you are desperate to communicate, to edify or entertain, to preserve moments of grace or joy or transcendence, to make real or imagined events come alive” (Lamott). Lamott discusses how many students and great writers become overwhelmed with the writing process. Lamott gives plenty advice on finding ways to get started on writing for change. Author Ayelet Waldman in “Beware the Trap of ‘Bore-geoues’ Writing”, also gives advice on ways to bring your bring your powerful thoughts to life. Like many other common suggestions and advice you may receive in life; writing essays becomes easier when you stop obsessing about the process of writing, when you figure out what you want to say and say it, and when you get out of your
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Why is it that things always seem so simple when you think about what you have to, until it comes time to do it. I can almost plan out just about anything I want to do, accept for writing a perfect essay. I would like to consider myself to be a very creative person. When it comes to writing assignments my creativity goes completely out the window. “ Try to get the words and memories down as they occur to you” (Lamott). Taking Lamott’s advice, I write down my true thoughts in my daily journal. Not only has this helped me process my thoughts for my assignments, it has also cleared my mind and opened up my memory bank. Now, I can get down to being my creative

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