For me, a “Klinkenborg” is a wise instruction about the craft of writing. Or, as Verlyn Klinkenborg himself might prefer, a wise instruction about writing, or, actually, an instruction about writing. His book Several short sentences about writing is as compelling and captivating as everyone says it is. Here’s a favorite part, written in the same format as it appears in the book:
Concentration, attention, excitement, will be part of your working state.
Flow, inspiration–the spontaneous emission of sentences–will not.
That distinction is worth keeping in mind.
Get to it, whatever it is.