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  •  Writing is a last resort (7+ / 0-)

    I don't mean it's the last career or whatever.

    There are so many more enjoyable things to be doing that only hunger and/or desperation would drive many writers to sit down in the chair and work.

    Of course, there are many different types of hunger and desperation.

    A weapon that is also a treasure is certain to be used.

    by wonderful world on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 05:47:45 PM PDT

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    •  David Hartwell, the editor, said (6+ / 0-)

      that writers WRITE...they can't NOT write was what he meant. But what he said was, a real writer, short on time, will skip showering, to write.

      As though it's a compulsion.

      Which I think, in fact, it is.

      People who are well-adjusted rarely become brilliant writers...it takes a particularly skewed personality to become an artist of any stripe.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 07:47:46 PM PDT

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