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John Steinbeck on Writing

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“I wish to God I knew as much about writing as I did when I was 19. I was absolutely certain about most things then. Also, I suspect, more accurate.”

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“The craft of writing is the art of penetrating other minds with the figures that are in your own mind.”
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