Learning to Write

Learning to write sound, interesting, sometimes elegant prose is the work of a lifetime. The only way I know to do it is to read a vast deal of the best writing available, prose and poetry, with keen attention, and find a way to make use of this reading in one’s own writing. The first step is to become a slow reader.

– Joseph Epstein

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Epstein_(writer)

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