Shawn L. Bird

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quote- Desmond Tutu on writing May 23, 2017

Filed under: Quotations,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:35 am
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If you want to be a good writer, you are not going to become one by always  going to the movies and eating bonbons.  You have to sit down and write. Which can be very frustrating, and yet, without that, you would not get that good result.

-Archbishop Desmond Tutu in The Book of Joy.


6 Responses to “quote- Desmond Tutu on writing”

  1. Ameena k.g Says:

    Such a great advice! Genius

  2. Amen. The bonbons can wait.

  3. it takes hard work, cuz. I know we’re not related, but still.

    • 🙂

      It’s more than hard work. Anyone can learn the skills. There’s something else that separates, because often the story transcends skills. (Twilight?) The intention and the connections are what matter in the end.

      • You’re absolutely right. One of my frustrations is writing is finding the story. I can write the sentence, the paragraph, the scene, even the story, but the compelling story that transcends (as you so aptly put it), is a challenge that goes beyond skill.

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