On Second Thought

Writers are, by definition, second-thinkers. They speak through the pen, or keys, and then gaze on the image of the utterance. Verbal speech vanishes the moment it’s born, retaining an impression only in memory. But the page or screen of a writer holds the thought, and then begins a dialogue with the page, “Is that what I really mean?” Writing is really rewriting.

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