William Faulkner famously advised writers to edit fearlessly, to remove particularly those sentences that they loved. Faulkner knew that the narrative and cohesiveness of a novel is ruined by sentences that are incongruent, no matter how beautifully written.
Kill your darlings, he said. If Faulkner were a psychiatrist, he would have said the same thing in psychotherapy.
The goal of all growth oriented...
“I was driving my car when it hit a deep pothole,” the lady said. “Somehow I managed to drive it out of the pit, but then I had to get the car repaired.
The next day I was driving on another road, and I hit a pothole again, and once again, I had to get the car repaired.
And just when I was coming to see you, my car hit another pothole. I think the car is cursed. It’s a horrible car, and deserves to go...