There can be no disputing the importance of writing.

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It is not enough to know grammar — to understand the power of words, the feelings they evoke, the different arcs, narratives and structures, the fanatic quest for the perfect plot.

To write, one must also learn to be able to observe people, their nuances, their follies and foibles.

And when we find ourselves unable to write, it is not our failure or inability to write or offer more perspectives.

What we are missing is simply more writing.

I hoard books. I live in a perpetual state of denial. I’m always curious. I’m getting old. What do i write about?

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