This week, we thought we’d start the conversation about the perceptions of writers and writing with a humorous take. Remember these memes from a few years ago?
Well, we dove back into the recesses of the internet to find some classics about academia and writing…like this one:
and this one:
or these perceptions about specific types of writers:
Notice how the final panel is the least glamorous look at the art of writing? Writers tend to think the worst of their work – but let’s start considering ways we can turn our feelings about that final panel around!
Here’s a start: read Anne Lamott’s famous essay “Shitty First Drafts” and acknowledge that it’s a process to create greatness.
So, just do it: start typing!