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Column: The View from Right Field: Oh, Brother

The word talent comes up for discussion now and again in my writing classes. To a discouraged writer’s statement, “I guess I just don’t have any talent for writing,” I usually respond that it’s a matter of working hard and making the craft a priority rather than searching for a hidden well of undiscovered ability within your soul. Lord knows, I lay no claim to any talent in my work. I have been intoning the same mantra since the 1980s: “The more you write, the better you write; the more you read...

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