You’v already begun. You’ve been reading bout writing and noting the styles of writ rs you admire; now you’re about to launch a process that takes you directly into the writer’s work. You’re starting a mental process of visiting with yourself. Writing will take you deep into your own mind, tapping memory and imagination as you go. Your powers of observation will be stretched, your senses put to work, and your capacity for empathy heightened. You will explore what you know and what you believe, after all these years of living in the world. You’ll relive where you’ve been and make some sense of where you are now. This powerful assessment of who you are in the world will be enhanced by the amazing tool that does so much for us: languageyour language.