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Music can make you a better writer.

Lately I have been thinking that learning to play music can make you a better writer. I cannot explain why, except that music develops your senses of rhythm, euphony, and structure. So I was happy to see this article exploring why musicians do well in law school. (Hat tip to Stephanie West Allen.)

A few years ago, I picked up the guitar again after decades of non-use. Thanks to Ernie Svenson, I found a good music teacher. I have thought that the time spent learning guitar has helped me as a writer. But I couldn’t explain why. Now I have a bit of corroboration.


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