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Writing = the skill of marking coherent words and composing text
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. – Sandra Cisneros
I feel very strongly that we should write about things that we don’t understand because there is this idea that we have to have to have hyper-coherence when we write and I think that blocks a lot of young writers who are interesting thinkers. Why not just write something you don’t understand for the life of you, and see what happens, so that you’re always going to write in between understanding something and absolutely not? And when you do hit a certain kind of lucidity and coherence – hard won – now that’s the moment where you just have a glass of wine and have a good evening, because it’s a day’s work done.
– Deborah Levy (Source)
Most of us writers, our words don’t outlive us by much – and, very often, we live longer than they do. There’s nothing like tragedy in either fate. A truck driver is a truck driver only till the end of the drive.
– Michael Ventura
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