Writing is a kind of way of speaking

Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century
Aug 29, 2015
http://www.npr.org/2015/08/29/435549081/ursula-k-le-guin-steers-her-craft-into-a-new-century

sound is often forgotten in a piece of writing. “Writing is a kind of way of speaking, and I hear it,” she says.
“And I think a lot of readers hear it too. Even if they hear it in silence. And so the sounds of the language, and the rhythm and the cadence of the sentences are very powerful.”

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