“When you’re young and you’re writing you shouldn’t try to philosophize and say what everything ‘is’. If you’re any kind of healthy thinker, your definites today will betray you tomorrow. Instead, write how you feel, write those things that you know without fighting to know. Tell your honest, immediate, personal story, and don’t fake wisdom. Wisdom will come later, or it won’t, but your own expanding, forward-pushing personal saga, if told clear and well and honest enough, will be the saga of everyone.”

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