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Restoring Your Writing, Lesson Four: Know Your Origin Story

When you find your voice, you will find your audience

Rather than restore this antique writing slope, I reimagined it for a different user. Photo credit: author.

My foray into the world of eighteenth and nineteenth century portable writing desks — “writing slopes,” in collectors’ parlance — has become a passion. I don’t buy very many specimens, because I can’t afford it, but I…

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L.D. Burnett

L.D. Burnett

Writer and historian from / in California’s Great Central Valley. Book, “Western Civilization: The History of an American Idea,” under contract w/ UNC Press.