On Writing: Gird

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November 27, 2013 by Laird

Put on your armor. Gird yourself. Whet your blade. Don’t bother counting your teeth. Make no mistake–you’re writing, you’re in a fight.

“Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him.” ― William Faulkner

File:William Faulkner 1949.jpgcourtesy wikipedia

One thought on “On Writing: Gird

  1. I find this Faulkner quote so inspiring. I have a literary blog myself, so its so refreshing to see someone appreciate Faulkner as much as I do. Keep up the great posts!

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