Saturday, September 06, 2008

Bang-on

"It seemed to me and still does that to teach people how to write well without knowing what they are going to write about is like teaching people how to shoot well without knowing what or whom they are going to shoot at."

--Frederick Buechner, The Clown in the Belfry, quoted in Listening to Your Life

2 comments:

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

That's an apt analogy.

And so true. This is the problem with the standardized test methods of training writing. All of the supposedly wonderful writing skills they are teaching is directed at boring, unreal essays.

molytail said...

Makes complete sense to me! :-)

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