There are two questions implicit in any book on writing: Can writing be taught? And how does one discover and develop one’s talent? Szymborska’s answer to the first is a firm no. The second, she says, can be answered only by the writer, after he has spent considerable time under duress.
Well, one can teach someone how to write clearly and correctly. You learn that in school. I taught it at the college level. But to write creatively? That one must discover on one’s own.
Discovering Dr. Wu Washington Post. “Long, personal and touching, but well worth the time.”