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Why I Revised The Blog’s “About”

Yes, I changed the about page on this blog.  When I started a couple of weeks ago, I felt very hesitant, shy about venturing into an “all about writing” blog.   Although it can be tempting to hide behind an official mask, I didn’t want to present a biography with credentials because my credentials have been a lot more productive than I have been in my life.   But I want to be upfront about who I am as a writer, and it’s time for me to show a little more confidence in myself.  Anybody who is a writer knows that without honesty you can’t write anything of value; hiding behind shyness isn’t going to cut it.

So this is what I wrote:

As the daughter of a garbage man, I have spent my life sifting through the trash for the treasures.  Now I’m sifting through my memories and the family story, re-learning my life scrap by scrap, arranging it into a memoir called Scrap.

My vision of this blog is a place for me to experiment with story, writing theory, and poetry as I continue to shape my life by writing.

My legal name is Luanne, but my blogger pen name is lucewriter to remind me that I am here to write.  I’ve been a grad student, college instructor, businesswoman, mom, crazy cat lady, and more.  But now my mission is to write.

Some of it, after all, IS just trash

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