Saturday, December 03, 2011

anything you want to say?

I have been writing a long time and have learned some things, not only from my own long hard work, but from a writing class I had for three years. In this class were all kinds of people: prosperous and poor, stenographers, housewives, salesmen, cultivated people and little servant girls who had never been to high school, timid people and bold ones, slow and quick ones. This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original, and has something important to say.

Brenda Ueland

And as Anne Lamott says,

Write really shitty first drafts.

I've got that one covered.

2 comments:

SE'LAH... said...

Hi there!!!

Thinking of you. Thought I'd stop in and say HI ;)

One love

Kathryn Grace said...

Me too. I've reached the point where I have to keep writing anyway.

I especially love the part in Ueland's quote where she discovers that "everybody is talented, original, and has something important to say."