This is so true! When I was a kid, I didn’t agonize over plot twists or characters. I didn’t have to worry about how I would market this project when it was finished. I just picked up a pencil and grabbed a chunk of the dot matrix computer paper my dad brought home from work and I was good to go. Happy times!
by Meg Dowell
“When I begin my work with a period of play … I tend to like the result.” – Monica Guzman, columnist (Hustle Economy, p. 93)
When you first started writing, you weren’t really writing. You were playing.
You don’t remember this well: you were a child then. But it happened.
Yes, technically, you were scribbling words on paper. (If for whatever reason you’re young enough to have started out writing on a computer without ever having to handwrite, I don’t want to hear it.) But really, you were more so playing a game. Writing was just a cooler way to play make-believe.
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