Garrison Keillor on writing

Forwarded to me by a friend at work. It does seem to be at least a stereotypical line between different kinds of writers. I can’t say, though, that I’ve ever heard a writer talk about the agony–more, the hard work of it. Writing is definitely hard work, as much as any other job. But he does make his point in a very entertaining way.

Okay, let me say this once and get it off my chest and never mention it again. I have had it with writers who talk about how painful and harrowing and exhausting and ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE it is for them to put words on paper and how they pace a hole in the carpet, anguish writ large on their marshmallow faces, and feel lucky to have written an entire sentence or two by the end of the day….

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