Monday, May 22, 2017

The danger of a single story

"Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter."
-African proverb

A book must be

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us."

-Kafka





Monday, May 1, 2017

Last Lines Shift

"When I teach writing I tell my students that the invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be and nothing was ever the same again. By which I mean the reader should feel the ground shift, if only a little bit, when he or she comes to the end of the essay. Also, there should be something at stake in the writing of it. Or, better yet, everything."
Cheryl Strayed