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You need a motive to write & a bit of self-delusion…advice from a non-fiction author QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

man dreamingThree guidelines from American non-fiction writer Michael Lewis

  1. It’s always good to have a motive to get you in the chair. If your motive is money, find another one.

  2. I took my biggest risk when I walked away from a lucrative job at age twenty-seven to be a writer. I’m glad I was too young to realize what a dumb decision it seemed to be, because it was the right decision for me.

  3. A lot of my best decisions were made in a state of self-delusion. When you’re trying to create a career as a writer, a little delusional thinking goes a long way.

Rad more of what Michael Lewis has to say on Brian Pickings.

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2 comments on “You need a motive to write & a bit of self-delusion…advice from a non-fiction author QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. For me non fiction have been my best outing in writing, my books happen every second, every minute, every hour and absolutelly every day of my life as I walk the street, seat in the lecture room and even when I seat in practice my Books are evntually made up from every happenstance in our world, as LIFE happens !!!
    Dr. Anthony Onyachonam Chukuma.
    2017.

    • bridget whelan
      May 17, 2017

      Inspiration is everywhere? Absolutely, but you have to be receptive to it and that is not always easy…Thanks for coming by

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