Author (Grounded in Heaven - Cultural Autobiography)
It's difficult to find the words to thank you, Leon: thank you for your careful, frank and extremely useful criticism; for having – and asking me for – such high standards of writing; for teaching me that "writing is re-writing". It always happened: I was first surprised, because I thought my text worked quite well – and disappointed when you urged me to rethink and rewrite it; then I trusted your judgment and worked hard on it; finally, I was very happy to discover why you were not happy about what I had thought to be my "final" version, even happier when I fixed it. Above all, it is your understanding of story structure that has been so helpful. I am now very pleased that you encouraged me to apply your structural approach so rigorously to my work.