Two compelling trends emerge. Photoshop, once used to create sleight-of-hand versions of a more perfect reality, is now a tool for creating forthright, alternate realities, in which people have perfectly symmetrical faces and celebrities become ordinary people . In contrast, improved microscopic technology has given us the ability to take a close, in-depth look at everything from Pop Tarts to chicken embryos, enhancing our appreciation and understanding of the complexities of nature’s features that can’t be gleaned with the naked eye.
I am only at Tip #2 and can already feel my “inner writer” coming back to life. I’ve been torturing myself for so long — many new ideas and perspectives to share and nothing but dread at the thought of the actual writing. I was always such a “good student”, and by the time I finished grad school I no longer enjoyed either reading or writing. Pretty sad statement, even sadder that the ill effects have lasted three decades.
The only writing advice I’ve read so far basically boils down to: it’s work, you just have to do it, set aside a specific time and force yourself…. all about as appealing as my mother’s shoe leather lamb chops. I can’t thank you enough for your approach. I think it’s going to work for me, and just know I am immensely grateful beyond what words can express. Yes!