“People are always asking me if the university stifles writers. I reply that it hasn’t stifled enough of them. There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good writing teacher.”
—Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), unstifled writer
• Editorial Comment: Way ahead of you: Twitter pre-stifles them before they’re freshmen.
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