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August 23rd, 2011

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.


I found this on Google Plus the other day (credit to original sharer), and it spoke to me like nothing I’ve seen on the craft of writing.


I feel exactly this way: I’m not done “baking” as a writer; there’s so much more I can do and so much better I can be, and it gets discouraging to think I’m not busting past mediocre. But to hear Ira say “Keep going”; a mantra I’ve repeated again and again over this past somewhat difficult year, plucks my soul string. I get it on the inside, I really do; I know it, I feel it, I shout it: KEEP GOING.


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On August 23rd, 2011, Julie said:

What an amazing thing to remember. I have to bookmark this so I don’t forget about it.

On August 23rd, 2011, Tim@sogeshirts said:

Love it. Never stop writing!

On August 23rd, 2011, laura said:

I love this. I am bookmarking this to save when I am having a rough writing day. :-)

On August 23rd, 2011, Alexandra said:

You know what?

We’re a lot alike.

I love Ira Glass, and also, don’t forget our mutual love of Cheap Trick.

Next time I’m in SD, we need to sit and just talk.


On August 23rd, 2011, Alexandra said:

This is so very good, so tears to my eyes good, that I’m going to borrow it for my post tomorrow, with great shouts of gratitude out to you, dear lady.

On August 24th, 2011, green girl in wisconsin said:

Just keep swimming, baby. That’s right!

On August 24th, 2011, Mama Mary said:

I love this!

On August 25th, 2011, Jack said:

I hate most of what I write, but every now and then something good comes from it. Keep pushing.

On August 28th, 2011, Sunday Shout Outs said:

[…] post about being a writer and the fears and frustrations that come with it. ¬†Coincidentally, I saw this video posted at San Diego Momma right after I read April’s post and I thought, well, they just go […]

On August 28th, 2011, April said:

Very encouraging. I think Erin was right – this video goes very well with what I was feeling last week.

On September 11th, 2011, Kim Curran said:

there is something so comforting in knowing that your struggles are “normal”
thanks for sharing.

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