Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.
Simply amazing… How did I not know of this quote before?…. Unbelievable, thank you.
Thanks; I’m really happy it rang some bells for you. Good luck with your writing.
It’s an energetic quote. Why do I find longer pieces by Alan Watts too dry?
Because they are? He was very intellectual and I think that sometimes his stuff gets stuck at the level of the head.