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Everyone hated it.  Some students said they ‘resented having to read this stuff.’  One guy, in disgust said, ‘Why are you making us read this shit?’  I was not crushed, however.  I was actually encouraged by the intensity of their reactions.  I figured I was doing something right.  I did, however, add punctuation.

Jayne Anne Phillips, on workshopping a story at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
We Wanted to Be Writers: Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Eric Olsen and Glenn Schaeffer.

Everyone hated it.  Some students said they ‘resented having to read this stuff.’  One guy, in disgust said, ‘Why are you making us read this shit?’  I was not crushed, however.  I was actually encouraged by the intensity of their reactions.  I figured I was doing something right.  I did, however, add punctuation.

Jayne Anne Phillips, on workshopping a story at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

We Wanted to Be Writers: Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Eric Olsen and Glenn Schaeffer.

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