Writers are spies

“[Writers are like] spies who keep their eyes on suspicious characters, working on espionage, taking notes, observing particulars that everyone else overlooked, scouring the world for clues of meaning.” [Attributed to Soren Kierkegaard]

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2 thoughts on “Writers are spies

    • In many ways, I think the act of writing sharpens my perception and helps me to see things I might have overlooked otherwise, but at the same time, my love of looking at the world in new ways is one of the things that led me to writing in the first place. I imagine for a lot of writers it’s a two-way street–our sense of wonder leads us to write, and our writing leads us to a sense of wonder.

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