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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Don't do it

I wish all wannabe writers would read Charles Bukowski's marvellous poem, "so you want to be a writer." An excerpt:
don't be like so many writers,
don't be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don't be dull and boring and
pretentious, don't be consumed with self-
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to
over your kind.
don't add to that.
don't do it.
Read the full poem.

(I was reminded of this poem, which I'd read ages ago, by a comment on Kitabkhana.)
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