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Writers regard language like a lover, holding her tenderly.

We’re joyful about the connection, about the sweetness of sharing words with others.

We like to caress language, be playful, sometimes being shy, but more often, bold.

I used to fret and cajole and coax words, as a young writer.

My love with language has matured and grown, and I’m grateful that we’ve become comfortable, solid partners.

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