All posts tagged paper

The Hallmarks of an Engaging Letter

Yes, I know. No one writes letters anymore. We write e-mails. Or blogs, commentary, essays, stories, books . . . Right there, it goes to show: a letter will be noticed. The lure begins with its very physicality: a nice weight to the paper, a promising feel in the hand. It separates easily from the […]

Trash and the Written Word

It’s probably good to have a moment when everything turns inside out on a project, when you have to start over. I didn’t say fun—I said good. Before I went nearly paperless, I trashed forests-full of material. One project in particular comes to mind: a novel. I had written lots of successful things before this—books, […]

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