True voice

We write to expose the unexposed. Most human beings are dedicated to keeping that one door shut. But the writer’s job is to see what’s behind it, to see the bleak unspeakable stuff, and to turn the unspeakable into words — not just into any words but if we can, into rhythm and blues. You can’t do this without discovering your own true voice, and you can’t find your true voice and peer behind the door and report honestly and clearly to us if your parents are reading over your shoulder.

— Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

This is Weekly Geeks day 3 of a quote a day. Here’s my quote from day 1, day 2 and day 3.

Advertisements

3 responses to “True voice

  1. Pingback: Originality in art: Truthtelling « Word Lily

  2. Pingback: Writing: difficult « Word Lily

  3. Pingback: Writing quotes, day 7 « Word Lily

What do you think? I'd love to know.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s