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Community Conversation: A Drop of Imitation

How to Learn from the Masters

Kathryn Craft

That byline you just read is a bit of a lie. This essay is collaboration because even as I type, I’m not alone. My teachers look on from the bookshelves along one wall of my office. Except for those who insist on sitting on my shoulder. And those who have moved right into my head.

I am talking about the authors whose works have taught me how to write.

Our devotion to including acknowledgments in books pays homage to a venerable arts tradition of fostering relationships between mentors and those who seek them. If you too would like to learn from the masters, the following explores ways to seek their guidance, on the cheap and on the sly.

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