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Why write stories, poems?

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It is alleged that

the mystery writer, Mickey Spillane told

newsman, Edward R. Murrow the following:

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I write the kind of books I want to read that no one else writes.“¹

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For brief comment on this, by John Leax, use the DOOR.

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   “Like Mickey Spillane, I have been writing the book I want to read now. I still need to hear, no longer what it might mean to submit my life and my words to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, but what it means to have tried and to be trying. I have written to explore and to test what I think I know and to discover what I don’t know.”²

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   ¹ According to John Leax.

   ² This is taken from John Leax, Grace Is Where I Live (WordFarm, 1993, 2004; 2010 Mich. Ave., La Porte, IN 46350). Leax, a professor at Houghton College, is author of Country Labors (poems), Nightwatch (novel), and Out Walking (essays).