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Craft talk #3, The tone of “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard

Craft talk #3, The tone of “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” by Annie Dillard. A short craft essay by Michael Allen: Having been a lover of all things Transcendental for a few decades, I can’t believe this classic book slipped past me. It was nothing…

Craft talk, #2, Literary curiosity and creativity.

“I’ve never had a very lively literary curiosity, and it has sometimes seemed to me that I am not really a literary fellow at all. Except that I write for a living.” ~ E. B. White, from the Paris Review interview. I literally laughed…

Craft talk, a daily thing (I hope).

“Most nonfiction writers have a definitiveness complex. They feel that they are under some obligation—to the subject, to their honor, to the gods of writing—to make their article the last word. It’s a commendable impulse, but there is no last word.” ~ William Zinnzar,…

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