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Reflections on “Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold”

Three Lessons on Writing from the Life of a Writer

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All of the creative writing classes I have taken over the years (with the forgivable exception of screenwriting) have included Joan Didion in the assigned reading. It became clear to me early on, with or without any of these classes, that to learn to write well is to learn from what — and…

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