“What you say?” “Can we be frank?” (I am not a creative writer – hank)

… Everybody knows it. What we say is what we have permission to say — we always know much more than we say, and we see much more than we acknowledge that we see, but at any given time there are conventions about what we say we can say and what we think we can think. And one of the interesting things about being a writer is to try to open that out a little bit….

… A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer….

read more at https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/02/10/the-project-of-literature-susan-sontag-92y/

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