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To Err Is Human: A Writing Prompt

American writer, Augusten Burroughs, best known for his bestselling memoir Running with Scissors, once said, “I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

That quote made me think about my own flaws and intentions. What are my flaws? If I asked my husband what he thought my flaws are, would he have the same response as me? How do my flaws help define who I am? This is a great thought exercise.

Your turn. What is one of your flaws that makes you you? How does this flaw manifest itself? How do you feel about this flaw? Give an example of this flaw in action. Play it out on the page.

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