May 16, 2005
9 essays from Sept-Dec 2004 uploaded
Today I uploaded nine documents that I wrote during the period of Sept. 2004 through Dec. 2004.
- OUTLINE: Youth Are Nobody's Property -- Except Their Own [09.20.04]
- Exploration: Emancipation [09.29.04]
- Exploration: Public Education [10.05.04]
- Exploration: Youth As Their Own Property [10.06.04]
- Fragment: Why "Youth Liberation" instead of "Youth Rights"? [10.07.04]
- YL Theory: Topic Areas [10.27.04]
- Exploration: Outline for a Youth History of Adult Power [12.08.04]
- Exploration: Ageless Being - A Thought Experiment [12.20.04]
- Exploration: Worldview of the Youth power Movement [12.22.04]
The blog has looked dead -- but I've been busy writing. I just haven't been good about posting the results.
One of the reasons for this is that it's taken me a while to get comfortable with a new philosophy of writing. Despite my original vision for this blog, which emphasized putting up rough drafts, I've struggled against a perfectionistic streak that doesn't want to share unpolished work with the world. Here are a few thoughts that are helping me combat that streak now:
- quality will be the by-product of quantity
- don't mix generating text with editing it
- for every ten essays I write, probably only one will be worth editing
- it's OK to be a beginner -- to let my true level show
- it's legitimate to write "explorations", wherein I simply try to sort out my own thoughts
- it's easier to respond to a prompt, than to create out of thin air
At present I have 12 new YL documents written during 2005 yet to be uploaded. I hope to get them up soon. Once they're up, I have more than a hundred YL essays dating back to 1991 that I'd like to get online...
Posted by Sven at May 16, 2005 08:58 PM