10 November 2006

Thought for Writers

"Beware of self-indulgence.  The romance surrounding
the writing profession carries several myths: that one
must suffer in order to be creative; that one must be
cantankerous and objectionable in order to be bright;
that ego is paramount over skill; that one can rise to
a level from which one can tell the reader to go to hell.
These myths, if believed, can ruin you.  If you believe
you can make a living as a writer, you already have
enough ego."
--David Brin


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