What advice would you give to someone who's having trouble getting started writing? Think back through your writing experiences and education, and make a list of the advice that people have given you about writing. Have there been times that you've been told it is okay if your writing isn't perfect, and who told you? How does Lamott's text make you feel about writing? Why does Lamott suggest it's fine to write badly? What advice would you give someone who is having a hard time getting started writing?