Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2 Words on College Writing

Gibberish & Stifle

“I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.”
—English Professor (Name Unknown), Ohio University


“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
—Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), writer

Photo: Flannery O’Connor and self-portrait in 1955.

Editor’s Note: My heroes.

PeezPix: Hitched

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