Dan Jenkins on Learning to Write

My grandmother bought me a typewriter. It sat on the kitchen table. I would take the paper every day, put a piece of paper in and start copying the newspaper story word for word. One day, I started trying to improve on it. I thought, ‘This guy’s an idiot. I can do better than this.” It hasn’t stopped since.

—From the Washington Post obit by Matt Schudel on Sports Illustrated writer Dan Jenkins.

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