keep that book inside you

Today at a writers workshop hosted at the Mustard Seed House someone made the comment that everyone have a book inside them – to what I thought “…and many should keep it there”.

There is a saying about teachers that applies well to most non-fiction popular religious writers:  those who can’t be, write about being.

“Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you are writing for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is afterall, the case. What would you begin writing, is you knew you would die soon?”

– Annie Dillard

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