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Crafting Chaos (223)
Selected by Justin Anderson
Description

Placing pen to paper and producing a piece that is both beautiful and meaningful is difficult. Machines can generate instructions on how to live one's life, but it is flat and two-dimensional. In order to inspire and change lives, one must embrace human traits and his experiences. A writer must craft his work by hand, despite the chaos he will surely endure along the way.
Synopsis

The struggles of crafting meaningful writing in the age of technology.
 
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