Writing at Its Best by Anne Merrill


Writing at Its Best by Anne Merrill This post continues our series of reflections on the nature of “good writing.” For Anne Merrill '18, Princeton Writes'  Undergraduate Fellow, writing at its best transforms the way we experience the world and all the creatures in it. It happens all the time — I’ll be walking across a field on a misty morning, for example, carefully placing my feet to avoid stepping on worms, prompted by respect for these “lowly organised creatures.” Darwin’s words guide me, his assertions about earthworms are stored in my memory and spring to the surface on a rainy day. [...]