Brin Jackson, Fantasy writer & daydreamer

The journey of writing, craft, and of connection.

Monday quote

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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?

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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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