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Ihab Hassan

Something in the act of good writing, of writing and endless rewriting, perhaps the fierce genius of language itself, burns off the human dross and lets the truth of writing shine through, sometimes as glimmer and sometimes as blaze, despite the author who sweats and bleeds.

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Sep 06, 2009
Don't over-analyze
by: Bailish

I don't need to analyze why it works. It's a matter of faith that my muse stays with me. And if my muse wants me to put in long unrewarded hours of endlessly rewriting the same few paragraphs over and over until I turn my senseless drivel into inspired pearls of wisdom, who am I to question?

I'm a believer!

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