Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Writing is Right

Over at Mises, Art Carden writes on...writing. Specifically, he says we should do more of it. A lot more.
I've been writing for a long time, but I haven't written as frequently and regularly as I should have. Also, it has taken a very long time to develop anything resembling proficiency. Nevertheless, some of my favorite wisdom on the subject comes from a chapter title in D.N. McCloskey's short volume Economical Writing: "fluency can be achieved through grit." Or, as 1986 Nobel Laureate James Buchanan once said it a little more bluntly and a little less poetically, "keep your a** in the chair."

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