Monday, January 25, 2016

Coal Mining

And Other Pastimes

“Writing is hard for every last one of us — straight white men included. Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig. You need to do the same. . . . So write. Not like a girl. Not like a boy. Write like a motherf^%#*r.” 

—Cheryl Strayed, advice columnist and author of Wild, “How to Write Like a Mother#^@%*&,” Creative Nonfiction, 2013

Editorial Comment: Chipping away, slag or words, a ton at a time, gets the job done.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Larry’s Pond

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