Unformatted text preview: enjoys the actual teaching part, or likes to watch non-writers suffer through the writing process I don't know. I haven't found much that Lamott and I have in common, literary wise. She talks about “Moby Dick” (xxvi), “Catcher in the Rye” (xix), and Falkner; (55) not really my cup of tea. Yet in the midst of it all, I came across a paragraph of gold. Quoting Anne Lamott, quoting E.L. Doctorow; “”Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, buy you can make the whole trip that way.” You don't have to see where your going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. (18) Being more of a novelist than a poet, I really think that this paragraph is the creme de la creme of writing advice....
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- Spring '08
- Literature, Anne Lamott, E.L. Doctorow