Brin Jackson, Fantasy writer & daydreamer

The journey of writing, craft, and of connection.

Monday quote


In order to even begin to learn how to play his instrument, it takes the guitarist weeks to build calluses on his fingertips; it takes the saxophonist months to strengthen his lip so that he might play his instrument for only a five minute stretch; it can take the pianist years to develop dual hand and multiple finger coordination. Why do writers assume they can just “write” with no training whatsoever – and then expect, on their first attempt, to be published internationally? What makes them think they’re so much inherently greater, need so much less training than any other artists?

– Noah Lukeman, “The First Five Pages”, 2000.

I wonder, what do you think?


Author: brindle808

I'm old enough to know better, and young enough to want to learn. I am a reflexologist, fantasy writer and daydreamer.

2 thoughts on “Monday quote

  1. awesome!!! perfect!!! i will post it somewhere so i can look at it all the time! thanks.

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