Friday, January 7, 2011
What spurs great writing?
Praise? Money? Or the need to write? Paul Auster says, "it's the burning need to do it." Agree?
I sure do. A lot of young wanna be writers have decided that they want to become novelists so they can become rich. I read their comments all over the internet. Now there are some that know they want to write, because they have a love to write. But for the most part, they see it as a get rich quick scheme. Oh man! Are they ever in for a HUGE surprise.
Auster also says, "Don't be a writer, it's a terrible way to live your life, there's nothing to be gained from it but poverty and obscurity and solitude. So if you have a taste for all those things, which means that you really are burning to do it, then go ahead and do it. But don't expect anything from anybody."
Sound advice? AMEN! Do it because you love to do it. :) What say you?
Posted by Robyn Campbell at 5:43 AM