Sunday, February 24, 2013

Advice : from Jess Walter

Thank you to Jessica Morrell for posting this on her site, The Writing Life Too. I needed to hear this today. And I want to share it.

Yes. I needed this. And will need it again because I will forget again, and climb into my head.

 "Be patient. Be bold. Be humble. Be confident. Don’t give in to the speed and surface banality of the culture. Don’t give in to jealousy, commerce, or fear. Do charity work, or coach kids, or be a Big Brother or Sister, or something. Whatever it takes to get out of your own head and avoid authorial narcissism. And whatever you do, don’t ever take advice from authors."                            Jess Walter: How I Write