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    “Experience in itself wasn’t enough. The diary was my defense against waking up at the end of my life and realizing I’d missed it.” - Sarah Manguso

    "Our Diaries, Ourselves." Mythili G. Rao on Ongoingness: The End of a Diary and The Folded Clock: A Diary. "In the years I wrote in my diary nearly every night, I would always put down my pen feeling calmer. I was certain that each page I filled brought me a little closer to some vital truth about my life that was just out of reach — and that only the act of writing could reveal."

    Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: An Illustrated Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary and Cultivating the Capacity for Creative Observation | Brain Pickings

    Emily of New Moon, by L.M. Montgomery. “I am going to write a diary that it may be published when I die.”

    Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary | Brain Pickings

    The Writing of Fiction, by Edith Wharton (1924). Wharton chose a line from Thomas Traherne's poem "The Vision" as the epigraph for her book: “Order the beauty even of beauty is.”

    Literary map of Great Britain.

    "An Inglorious Life." Rohan Maitzen reviews Elizabeth Gilbert's novel The Signature of All Things.