Tracy Kidder has a new book out. It’s called A Truck Full of Money. I haven’t read it yet, but I will because I’ve been loving his writing since I read The Soul of a New Machine many years ago. In addition to his other work, Tracy co-wrote a fine book about writing nonfiction titled Good Prose. That’s where I found the following.
“Yet it is undeniable that good writing must have a human sound. Maybe that is the more modest word to keep in mind: sound. You try to attune yourself to the sound of your own writing. If you can’t imagine yourself saying something aloud, then you probably shouldn’t write it.”
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