Writing: difficult

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

— Thomas Mann

Sometimes I agree with this, and other times I vehemently disagree. What do you think?

This is Weekly Geeks day 6 of a quote-a-day. Here’s my quote from day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5. Only one day left!

Do you have any great and/or inspiring quotes about writing to share with me?


4 responses to “Writing: difficult

  1. I consider myself a writer, even though I have no burning need to publish (well, beyond my blog, that is) or write the great American novel (or any OTHER novel, for that matter). All that aside, though, I’m still a writer.

    I think that my definition of “a writer” is someone who can’t NOT write. Some people interpret the world through sound or color or shape; I see it in words. I solidify my experiences by translating them into language that I can share with others. I feel COMPELLED to write, and I think that most writers probably feel the same way.

  2. One of my favorite quotes about writing by Flannery O’Connor:
    Everywhere I go, I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

  3. The quote has credence, but depends on how its read. More difficult because they take it more seriously, as they should.

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

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