Yesterday, I received an email from a former student of mine. She said she is an avid reader of my blog and encouraged me to keep on going having read one of my posts I wrote about needing a break from writing. She’s clever, this one. She asked if I remembered advice I had given in class, and stated that she remembered me offering it to students on one pretty, spring day. The advice I had given was this: to step away sometimes from things we are working on and come back to them with fresh perspectives.
Yes, I do remember saying that. It’s one of my mantras for writing. Put it away, and then look at it again later.
I can’t tell you how touched I was to receive that email that cheered me on and told me to keep going.
It’s not the only one I’ve received (which…
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