From time-to-time I want to share bits from writers who I would term "Wise Voices" in the writing world.
Salman Rushdie is such a writer, and one who never has put self ahead of the world in what he tries to portray. One of his thoughtful bits of advice:
"Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things--childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves--that go on slipping , like sand, through our fingers."