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1/ I was honored to get to speak with a group of women at our university today. I shared about how I used to cling…
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february 2019 by bonni208
Anne Lamott on the Life-Giving Power of Great Teachers – Brain Pickings
"Teaching is a holy calling. It's the gift [of] not giving up... [and of] figuring out where to begin." @ANNELAMOTT
teaching  annelamott 
june 2016 by bonni208
Anne Lamott - You own everything that happened to you
“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better.”
quotes  AnneLamott 
february 2016 by tj
Goodreads | Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
The most honest, wildly enjoyable book written about motherhood is surely Anne Lamott's account of her son Sam's first year. A gifted writer and teacher, Lamott (Crooked Little Heart) is a single mother and ex-alcoholic with a pleasingly warped social circle and a remarkably tolerant religion to lean on. She responds to the changes, exhaustion, and love Sam brings with aplomb or outright insanity. The book rocks from hilarious to unbearably poignant when Sam's burgeoning life is played out against a very close friend's illness. No saccharine paean to becoming a parent, this touches on the rage and befuddlement that dog sweeter emotions during this sea change in one's life.
september 2015 by tonyyet
Nicole Fenton | Words as Material
"These are some of the questions that have come up for me along the way:

What does writing contribute to the design process?
How can designers use words to articulate what they’re making?
How can we, as humans, benefit from clear language?
How can writing make products easier to adopt and understand?
How can I broaden the definition of “writing” for designers?"

"I believe that writing is part of every design. If you can clearly define what you’re making and articulate its value, the steps to bring it out into the world will go much faster. It’s easy to put pixels together when you’ve already made decisions. And since we work across systems and borders, there’s no better way to articulate design than with writing."

"Language makes it possible for us to navigate places and relationships; to express needs and requirements; to name and categorize things; and to understand our place in the universe."

"Without words, we wouldn’t be able to plan or effect change.

As a technology, writing has many merits. It complements verbal and visual communication. It’s sturdy and can stay put. It’s cheap. It’s easy to change or reproduce. And it moves faster than ships or airplanes. Writing makes it possible to propel knowledge and intent forward through time.

Historically, writing has served us as a force of stability. It gave us a way to record history, exchange information, and establish legal systems. We wrote to preserve knowledge, transmit ideas, and pass on traditions. And of course, we still do those things, even with hypertext. We still treat writing as a product of the editorial process."
nicolefenton  writing  2015  design  words  language  howwewrite  whywewrite  learning  communication  annegalloway  mattjones  frankchimero  abbycovert  clarity  annelamott  thichnhathanh  collaboration  jean-paulsartre  sartre 
june 2015 by robertogreco
US - USA | UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEWS - » Anne Lamott #AnneLamott Author Anne Lamott shares life wisdom in viral Facebook post » UPDATE » Illinois USA Sprin…
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april 2015 by heyyouapp
My Advent adventure
It’s not that I don’t have a lot of faith. It’s just that I also have a lot of mental problems.
christmas  advent  christianity  annelamott 
december 2014 by zozo
Writing on Writing and Other Resources ∙ An A List Apart Blog Post
"Some of you asked for further writing resources after reading Sally Kerrigan’s article, “Writing is Thinking,” in last week’s issue of the magazine. Word nerds that we are, we’re more than happy to oblige.

For new writers, or those looking to get back in the habit, we recommend William Zinsser’s On Writing Well. Strunk and White’s Elements of Style also holds a special place in our hearts. Of course, no set of writing resources would be complete without mentioning The Chicago Manual of Style, but Words into Type, Fowler’s Modern English Usage, and Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace are all reference resources our editors find helpful to have on hand as well.

If you enjoyed “Writing is Thinking,” you may also wish to add Draft, from The New York Times, and STET, from Editorially, to your regular reading lists. Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird and Betty Edwards’s Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain are also great reads.

Nicole Fenton’s talk from Build 2013 offers great advice for beginning writers, and Mandy Brown’s “Babies and the Bathwater” in Contents is a great piece to read as you begin thinking of your writing in the larger context of publishing and the web.

If you’re looking to make writing a habit this year, you might also consider Relly Annett-Baker’s online course Write On, which begins February 1st.

Please continue sharing your favorite reads and resources on writing with us in the comments. Whenever you’re ready to share your writing, we’d love to hear from you."
writing  resources  via:nicolefenton  annelamott  williamzinsser  sallykerrigan  marieconnelly  rellyannett-baker  mandybrown  nicolefenton  stet 
january 2014 by robertogreco
My year on
I'd done so many scary things in my life, but this might be the scariest. At the age of 58, I joined a dating site
article  salon  humor  dating  annelamott  culture  politics 
april 2013 by dwight
Let us commence -
At the Berkeley graduation I told the students that the secret to success was simple -- ignore your parents' expectations, give money to the ACLU, and find out the truth about who you are.
october 2012 by tj

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