A Writer’s Habit (in their own voice): Toni Morrison

If Morrison teaches us one thing from her process, it is this: See clearly. Imagine the characters fully. Really inspect them. Know them beyond the page. Then write—

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Not Lost, Never Found: Chasing Annie Dillard to Tinker Creek and Beyond

I was chasing Annie Dillard. Or at least the spirit she left behind looking for Meaning and Purpose in the susurrus of the creek. Perhaps if I listened among the winding thrushes it would still whisper the selfsame secrets in the hush.