Rick Killian

Lessons from a ghost . . .
Understanding the Writing Process for Fun and Profit

Understanding the Writing Process for Fun and Profit

Most of us have learned to approach writing as an activity. “I need to write __________,” fill in the blank: “an email,” “a report,” “a marketing blurb,” “a letter,” “a book,” or the like. We sit down, we draft what we want to say, we reread it to check for typos,...

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To hell with last words.
Let’s try to make
one sentence
that’s rightly positioned
within a manageable context
so that we can utter it
to somebody else
and they’ll understand it.

—Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry discusses life

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If a nation loses its storytellers,
it loses its childhood.

—Peter Handke

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