Real Writers Never Give Up

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Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz offers some inspirational, powerful words about not giving up in this month’s Oprah magazine.I think they are good words to hear on a Monday, good words to get us started, as writers, on the first day of the week.This is my goal for the week: write EVERY day.Will you join me?

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Because, in truth, I didn’t become a writer the first time I put pen to paper or when I finished my first book (easy) or my second one (hard).You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any signs of promise, you keep writing anyway.Wasn’t until that night when I was faced with all those lousy pages that I realized, really realized, what it was exactly that I am.”

Read the whole article here.

Here’s to a productive writing week…Ready, set, write.

“In the end, the best thing a writer can do for his society is to write as well as he can.”

-Gabriel Garcia Marquez