How to Be a Writer: 10 Tips from Rebecca Solnit
Writing is facing your deepest fears and failures, hoping that your worst version is revised so that posterity will never know how awful it was.
In there, your work has to bring you some kind of joy, including the joy of hard truths, told honestly. Find pleasure and joy. How you feel is something that you cannot take too seriously. Doing something is a means of not being stuck in how you feel.
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