This New York Times piece by Sally Koslow first caught my attention by addressing the contrasts and similarities between writing fiction and nonfiction. When an author does both, the lines can blur. It’s interesting to see a seasoned writer’s take on the subject. What’s more interesting is the way the piece is really about creativity, process, and what makes a writer happy. It seems to me that writers are like snowflakes. From a distance you’ve got similar bits of crystallized ice. Move close enough and it becomes apparent that you’re looking at highly individualized sparkling gems. I always find it fascinating when a writer pauses to let us get close enough to witness the sparkle of their facets.

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