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All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
– George Orwell

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“Writing itself is one of the great, free human activities.  There is scope for individuality, and elation, and discovery.  In writing, for the person who follows with trust and forgiveness what occurs to him, the world remains always ready and deep, an inexhaustible environment, with the combined vividness of an actuality and flexibility of a dream.  Working back and forth between experience and thought, writers have more than space and time can offer.  They have the whole unexplored realm of human vision.”
– William Stafford,
Writing the Australian Crawl