The duty of a writer

“A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter… [A] writer has the duty to be good, not lousy; true, not false; lively, not dull; accurate, not full of error. He should tend to lift people up, not lower them down. Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.” E. B. White

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