Writing writes us

by phil on Thursday Mar 5, 2009 12:10 PM
evolution as a way to appreciate life

Whether we are writing a novel or a letter to our bank manager, we have the eerie sensation that we are not so much writing as being written, that language in its insidious way is using us as a medium of expression and not vice versa.

This is from "Writing for a living: a joy or a chore?"

(via kottke)

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