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How to write from your unique position in the universe… Advice from Barbara Kingsolver QUOTES FOR WRITERS

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It’s no coincidence that a lot of writers are introverts. At some point in the life of a manuscript you’ll want to get feedback, but not while it’s in the birth canal. Ninety-nine percent of your working life will be spent laboring in a room by yourself. I can’t overstate the value of silencing the social noise and writing with nobody looking over your shoulder. Other people may tell you what sells, what the market is hungry for, and to my mind that information is unhelpful, if not toxic. If you hope to add some original stone to the cathedral of books in print, it will have to come from your unique position in the universe. It takes a quiet acquaintance with your own mind to identify that place.
Barbara Kingsolver

2 comments on “How to write from your unique position in the universe… Advice from Barbara Kingsolver QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. ksbeth
    November 26, 2018

    this is such good advice

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