An Evening of Literary Conversation or "The Inner Nun"

Saunders was immensely entertaining as he discussed his writing process and emphasis on language precision. Referring to himself as a “lapsed Catholic” he told us of his “internal nun” who is his writing critic. She’s the voice that makes sure his word choices are exact and move the story forward.  He provided an example of how this works. If he would write, “Bob entered the living room and sat on the blue couch.” His inner nun would question the importance...

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