1. Dillard refers to writing as changing "..from an expression of your notions to an epistemological tool." What does epistemological mean?
A philosophy concerned with the nature and origin of knowledge.
2. What does Dillard compare writing to in the first paragraph of the book?
Laying out a line of words.
3. As explained by Dillard in Chapter 1, what must be done to a piece of writing after the first draft is finished?
It must be mercilessly edited.
4. Oftentimes, what part of Dillard's work must be edited out?
The best-written part.
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