The Saturday Writing Quote — Lorrie Moore

“Better to think of writing, of what one does, as an activity, rather than an identity … to keep the calling a verb rather than a noun.”

– Lorrie Moore, American short story writer, b. 1957, in an essay in The Agony and the Ego 

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  1. Hi Leslie, We haven’t met, but I am also a member of Sisters In Crime. I didn’t know how to contact you, so I figured I’d do this way. I enjoyed your article about the origins of raising your hand on the witness stand so much that I wrote a post on it, and linked back to your blog to give you credit. You can see the post here:, if you are interested. At the very least, I wanted to make you aware that I linked to your blog, and to tell you how much I enjoyed your article.

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