Mancuso's Early In Ongoingness

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Essay #2 For many authors, the pertinent question to ask is “What brings them to writing?” What is the driving force behind the act of writing, putting their thoughts into words, forming literary arguments, and sharing ideas in through written word. Mancuso uses writing as a weapon to combats the anxieties of how she perceives, life, time, and impermanence. In Mancuso’s case, the question is not “Why does she write?” but “How could she not?” Early in Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, she says “More than that, I wrote so that I could say I was truly paying attention. Experience in itself wasn’t enough. The diary was my defense against waking up at the end of my life and realizing I’d missed it.” There are great many reasons why others choose…show more content…
Important part of understanding and authors writing, is understanding from where the author draw their authority on the subject matter. For some it is personal experience for others it is an obligation to share what they 've learned with others. The authority from what she writes this piece is a blend of both. She 's documenting her experience with needing to write and record everything, as well as sharing how it has helped her as well as how it 's been a hindrance. And through this she is making her experience accessible to other people. She 's not riding with the intent of influencing others, or trying to change their minds instead just sharing her story. She is making her experience accessible to other people. She 's not writing with the intent of influencing others, or trying to change their minds instead sharing her story. She documents how she progressed from someone who didn 't even like writing a journal to someone who attempted to record everything in her life to using short lines to get the important stuff. Her writing reminds me of the story of the man in the hole. As the story goes: This guy 's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can 't get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, 'Hey you. Can you help me out? ' The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, 'Father, I 'm down in this hole can you help me out? ' The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on Then a friend walks by, 'Hey, Joe, it 's me can you help me out? ' And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, 'Are you stupid? Now we 're both down here. ' The friend says, 'Yeah, but I 've been down here before and I know the way out. ' It 's the same way with her writing, she 's been to this place in a lot awakes controls how she lives her life, and because of that she sharing her story with other people. Maybe not everybody
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