Had I been blessed with even limited access to my own mind there would have been no reason to write.

Joan Didion on why she writes, a must-read. (via explore-blog)

FJP: See more on writing from Brain Pickings.

For more timeless wisdom on writing, see Zadie Smith’10 rules of writingKurt Vonnegut’8 guidelines for a great storyDavid Ogilvy’10 no-bullshit tipsHenry Miller’11 commandmentsJack Kerouac’30 beliefs and techniquesJohn Steinbeck’6 pointersNeil Gaiman’8 rules, and Susan Sontag’synthesized learnings.

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