It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.
Writers kid themselves-about themselves and other people. Take the talk about writing methods. Writing is just work-there's no secret. If you dictate or use a pen or type with your toes-it is just work.
Writers have a rare power not given to anyone else: we can bore people long after we are dead.
Writing is just work-there's no secret. If you dictate or use a pen or type or write with your toes-it's still just work.
In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.
Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.
Don't be a writer. Writing is an escape from something. You be a scientist.
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