What Did Flannery O’Connor Pray For?

Often when I read, I’m struck by something, but I’m not sure why. I’ve read The Habit of Being several times — it’s a collection of Flannery O’Connor’s extraordinary letters. O’Connor is one of my favorite writers, but I can hardly bear to read her fiction; it…

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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction

I’ve recently become a fan of reading collections of letters (a form which is disappearing, now that we don’t write letters much anymore), and I read a recommendation somewhere to read Kurt Vonnegut’s letters. From there, I was drawn to a collection of his short fiction, paradoxically…

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