Friday, 22 June 2007

Speak your mind!

Telling someone to 'speak their mind' takes its force from an implied contrary ('don't speak somebody else's mind' ... don't, in other words, merely parrot received opinion). But it's the other contrary that interests me; the one at the heart, actually, of all creative writing. Don't speak your mind, and don't speak another person's mind either; speak a mind that's neither yours nor someone else's.

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