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  • August 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I applaud everything you say in this post, especially the Anne Lamott connection — I’ve been a fan of hers since the ink was wet in Bird by Bird.

    Having experienced this matter of what to write about whom as both writer and subject, may I suggest that you parse every single thought and word through the filter of how you would feel if you read those same words written about YOU? Sometimes when your overall focus is positive, you may lose sight of the fact that one dimension of what you are saying may not come across quite the way you intend. You may not intend pain — you may intend just the opposite…

    Parse every sentence and run it past a couple of astute beta readers.

    ‘Nuff said.

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