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   “I once heard a novelist, late in years¹,

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the peace he had made with his own writing voice. ‘In fiction,’ he wrote, ‘I think we should have no agenda except to try to be truthful². The shouters-in-thunder can roar from their podiums and pulpits, and I squeak from my corner. They speak to the deaf, but takes good ears to hear me.’ “³

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  ¹ Not me personally–or my words!

  ² “Truthful”? Important…but often, quite often, not all that obvious.

  ³ An anonymous author cited by Winn Collier in Love Big, Be Well (Eerdmans, 2017; p.60)