Stabookski: Today, I read about what how Anne Lamott focuses on characters when she writes, not just action. This book is kind of like a memoir about being a writer. She is giving instructions on how to write and how to live at the same time. Today, I found out that Anne creates characters and then actually takes care of them like they are real people. She creates stories only AFTER she creates characters that are as real to her as people. For today’s skill, I’m going to answer one of my thick questions: 3) How has writing affected or changed her life — personally and professionally? She used to be an alcoholic, it turns out. Writing and her religion have saved her life, literally. Now, instead of suffering through alcoholism and sinking into depression, she writes.
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
2. 2-3 sentences stating what you read this evening. This should be different from last night’s post.
3. Answer one of your 3 thick questions. 🙂