Writing My Way Home
This chapter is made up of pieces written to my writing friend and the co-editor of this book, Ninna Meier. It spans a detour of three decades and takes off (or rather, arrives) just at the point where our co-authored text, The Secret Book, is ready for publication under a new name: The Open Book. We have a mission. There are too many neat texts out there, and we know that people are suffering, celebrating, laughing and crying as they write. Some of all that life out there is definitely valuable, too. We advocate ‘open’ texts, and we are absorbed in the creation of a new playground for academic writing, which we call Open Writing. Meanwhile, life goes on. Or rather, life strikes back.