Chapter 3 in “Coaching Writers” and Tom Huang’s “Three Key Moments” article deal with specific strategies for working with writers. What struck you as novel, revelatory or worthwhile in the readings?
For me, it’s a sentence in the “Editing Side by Side” sidebar on page 31 in “Coaching Writers”: “Failure is normal and instructive.” That sure isn’t the way this perfectionist was raised. But I like Murray’s notion that “writing is experimental. We don’t know what works until we try it.” I need to embrace this more in my writing. And in life.