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The Role of the Writer

Anaïs Nin, 1903-1977
The quote that has sustained me as a writer more than any other, that I have taught more than any other is this: "The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." -- Anaïs Nin. Why? Because writers of all stripes have to dig to find the story behind the story, the words behind the words, the meaning behind the obvious, the depth beneath the surface.  Read More 
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