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Writing theory? It’s not for writers, said William Faulkner QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

fairy-tale-1180921_640Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him.
William Faulkner

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9 comments on “Writing theory? It’s not for writers, said William Faulkner QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Mira Prabhu
    June 12, 2016

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    Technique comes from a clever mind…authentic expression from the heart…melding the two is good…here’s what William Faulkner has to say – thank you, Bridget Whelan!

  2. drewdog2060drewdog2060
    June 12, 2016

    Reblogged this on newauthoronline.

  3. floridaborne
    June 12, 2016

    I absolutely love this! It is so true!

    • bridget whelan
      June 12, 2016

      Theory is for those who study writing, not for those who write!

  4. Let's CUT the Crap!
    June 12, 2016

    Sigh. Isn’t this the truth! 🙂

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