Fitzgerald, in Volumes

When I was just out of college and wondering how I would ever become a writer, I used to sit in Kaldi’s Coffee Shop and Bookstore in Downtown Cincinnati drinking whiskey and copying F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby by hand into a notebook.

I’d never really taken any formal writing courses, save for a class here and there in college. Never enough to really learn structure or understand technique. And so as I found myself drifting in the world of journalism, I thought the best way to learn how to write would be to re-write the books that had captured my soul.

Today, I had to fight against buying these books. I already own all of Fitzgerald’s works, but I can’t ever seem to get enough of him.

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

This may be too hard not to buy. Indy Reads is selling volumes of writer’s work. And Fitzgerald.

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