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A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #46

“In the grown-up world, creative nonfiction is not expressive writing but rather communicative writing. And an axiom of communicative writing is that the reader does not automatically care about you (the writer), nor does she find you fascinating as a person, nor does she feel a deep natural interest in the same things that interest you. The reader, in fact, will feel about you, your subject, and your essay only what your written words themselves induce her to feel.”

– from “David Foster Wallace’s mind-blowing creative nonfiction syllabus,” published on Salon.com, November 10, 2014

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