I finally got a chance to read this, and actually read it years ago ( I've been on DU for about 16 years, though not active ). I agree with her premise that real writing doesn't begin until you stop writing from instinct and start making decisions, though I think I remember there being a pretty big debate about that in one of the lit groups at the time.
She and I also agree in regards to how important it is to know the rules in order to break them effectively.
It's the same premise as painting; if you don't know how to prep your canvas, it doesn't matter how beautiful the work is; it won't stand up over time. Just look at some of Rothko's. . .but I digress.
Yeah, I remember her, and always admired her.
And guys we will eventually pick this workshop back up; I'm just trying to wrap up NaPo and rest a bit.