Call yourself a writer?

Tallis Steelyard

Call yourself a writer

I first met Staffin Plume when he was a student at the University in Port Naain. He attended some of my lectures on poetry and came to my attention largely because he actually did the exercises I set for students to tackle in their own time. Not only that but his answers were thoughtful, well written and in his own handwriting. Even if he had hired somebody else to do the work for him, he had shown me the consideration of writing it out again in his own hand. Indeed I was so intrigued by this that I engaged him in discussion on his answers over a glass of wine. It was soon obvious that he had done the work himself and that he had continued to think about the topic even when the work had been handed in.

Hence when he left the university I rather expected to hear…

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