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The forged coupon: after the dance, Alyosha the pot, miscellaneous stories (Paperback)

by Leo Tolstoy

What We Teach When We Teach Writers: On the Quantifiable and the Uncertain 23

“I think the single most defining characteristic of a writer” – I found myself saying to a friend the other day, when she asked my thoughts on the teaching of writing – “I mean the difference between a writer and someone who ‘wants to be a writer,’ is a high tolerance for uncertainty.”