writing a sentence


a: Writing a sentence ~
b: piling on layer upon layer of clothes

What: "For too many writers, writing a sentence is like piling on layer upon layer of clothes. To be sure, sometimes the layers are nice; sometimes they are of fine fabric but ultimately to be beautiful they must bring to life what is beneath, not mask what is beneath. Strip away the words, just as you would strip away layers of clothing, and you arrive at the thing itself - in this case, the writer at her most naked. Her sentence"

Writer: David Woolfe
Date: Oct 16 2013 10:38 AM

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