Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why I Suck at Writing:

Many a young person tells me he wants to be a writer. I always encourage such people, but I also explain that there’s a big difference between “being a writer” and writing. In most cases these individuals are dreaming of wealth and fame, not the long hours alone at the typewriter. “You’ve got to want to write,” I say to them, “not want to be a writer."
-Alex Haley
I need to work on the "want to write" part. I'm hoping though there's a substitute for wanting to write, called desperation. It's not so much the wanting for me, but that all the alternatives are so much worse.

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