New: You’ve Got to Sell Your Heart

In 1938, aspiring author Frances Turnbull sent a copy of one of her stories to Francis Scott Fitzgerald.

The reply she received from the author of The Great Gatsby contained the following piece of advice:

“You’ve got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly, the little experiences that you might tell at dinner….

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1 Comment

  1. Loved your quotes here as well as your thoughts. Thank you for the reminders to write about those things that really drive me, not just the things that touch me lightly. Bleed. Thank you also for your reminder and affirmation that it’s vulnerable, and that when you do it that way, people will love it or hate it. And that’s all good. I loved hearing about your writing as the art that it is.

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