“Basically, what the instructor shows is that there’s an endless array of techniques out there for an aspiring writer can use. Writer’s block is not possible: just read.

I’ve come to the conclusion after attending these workshops that one of the many ways to learn to write—land a very fruitful one—is to read and to imitate. ‘Lezen is het halve werk van schrijven,’ [‘Reading is half the work of writing,’] Bob den Uyl wrote.”