Good/Bad Writing

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“When talented people write badly, it’s generally for one of two reasons: Either they’re blinded by an idea they feel compelled to prove or they’re driven by an emotion they must express.

When talented people write well, it is generally for this reason: They’re moved by a desire to touch the audience.” 

 Robert McKee

To paraphrase Stephen King, we writers are notoriously bad at understanding our own craft. We have absolutely no idea why some days we write shit, while others we write brilliant first drafts. All we know is to sit at our desks and do our thing.

But I do have to agree with the fact that, even though writing is the most lonely of human experiences, its sole purpose is to make someone else feel less lonely.

Think about it.

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4 thoughts on “Good/Bad Writing

  1. I use to think that… but to me it is an obligation to write… let symbols and concepts affirm meaning, express feelings … an art form desirous for expression. A passionate love… no matter if it is understood or appreciated.

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