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TAD 5.7

02.07.2011
Today’s TAD is a bit different to me and alas, there are no pictures. Since I started participating in TAD in 2008, my creative self has been reawakened. I started “making things” and writing about “making things.” I found that when I put a little bit of effort into my writing, each piece turned out pretty well-written. I have always enjoyed writing well, but I rarely take the time to bother writing these days. Then, a few months ago, I allowed myself to embark on a project of personal essay writing. Each essay is related to one of the many activities that would be considered TAD worthy but all are connected by themes such as generations, the human body, and class. Part of my goal for TAD is to figure out how to write more consistently in different environments because my schedule isn’t anything if not in constant flux and I would like to write everyday. So there will be days where my TAD is writing and on those days I will tell you about my experience writing that day. I will not be sharing my work as I am not in a workshopping state of mind just yet. Today I worked on restructuring one of my essays – my first essay – into a non-linear form. As a dyslexic woman, I have worked so hard to think and write in a linear fashion. Except for the constant change in my tense within a paragraph in early drafts, I have gotten big picture linear story telling down, so now, to keep me and my readers on my toes, I have decided to leave linear alone and pursue a structure that writer Brenda Miller refers to as “braiding.”

Cross your fingers for me as this may result in tears and tremendous frustration.

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