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Walt Whitman on the secret of writing

The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment–to put things down without deliberation–without deliberation–without worrying about their style –without waiting for a fit time or place.  I always worked that way. I kept the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and […]

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