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Friday, October 13, 2017

Thornton P. Knowles on What It Takes to be a Writer

To be a writer you need, besides a little talent and a little time, two personality traits that seem contradictory: extreme self-centeredness and an inferiority complex. Normal people need not apply.

Thornton P. Knowles, The Psychology of Writing, 1976

2 comments:

  1. "Normal people need not apply." Normal people? I used to live in Normal, Illinois, does that count?

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    1. Oh boy. According to Mr. Knowles, people from Normal, Illinois should never write. Sorry.

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