James Baldwin’s Advice on Writing
“Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond
talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all,
" If you are going to be a writer there is nothing I can say to stop you;
if you’re not going to be a writer nothing I can say will help you. What
you really need at the beginning is somebody to let you know that the
effort is real."
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