Sunday, August 12, 2012

Laurie Halse Anderson's fifteen minutes

If you're not already a subscriber to Laurie Halse Anderson's blog, Madwoman in the Forest, get thee to a computer!

The author of such unforgettable YA novels as Speak, Wintergirls, and Chains is a personable, sympathetic, and indispensable resource for all your writing phobias, goals, and accomplishments. (For those who got to hear her in person at last summer's SCBWI Los Angeles conference, I am several shades of green with envy.) Currently she is inspiring people to WFMAD, or, acronym-free, to Write Fifteen Minutes a Day.

Her most recent post felt like a gift that dropped out of the sky, and I wanted to pass it along. It has to do with how one forges ahead in their daily writing process. Do you just keep plugging away, or do you revise what you've already written and then keep going? How does she do it?

Anyway, just a little push toward excellence coming your way post-conference. Here's hoping all your writing and revising this week is fruitful and multiplies.

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