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Marching Through a Novel by John Updike | Saturday, May 07, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 7th, 2016

Episode 577 of 780 episodes

Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day’s progress through dazzling quicksand, the march of blank paper. With instant obedience they change clothes and mannerisms, drop a speech impediment, develop a motive backwards to suit the deed’s done. They extend skeletal arms for the handcuffs of... Read more »

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