"The only impeccable writers are those who never wrote."
— William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
Does the impeccable, do you think, refer to the writing as well as or the overall put-togetherness of the writer? (Mr Hazlitt looks pretty impeccable in this picture but perhaps it wasn't a writing day?) Myself, I think sometimes scruffiness could be a good sign. On the page. In person.
In schools one of the best things is to show children your most dreadfully messy first drafts. All scribbed on and scrawled out. The messier the better. To show them you don't get it right first time. Or even most of the time.
And that writing is as much about crossing out and deleting words as writing them.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
a great review of the iHug here, tested by Baby Herself (above).
and now another Baby also adds his take (below) and in-depth review here
(But if you think either of them is going to let go of their copy, you have another think coming...) So you better go and get your very own lovely cuddly copy here: