July 17, 2013

Writing is hard, Ctd "If you enjoy writing you're doing something wrong..."

The late American journalist and author Stanley Karnow said the following of writing in a panel discussion on writing, 'How to Become a Writer' (1997) which you can watch here. He said:
"If you enjoy writing you're doing something wrong."
He was also quoted by the moderator as follows:
"I don't know any writer that thinks that writing is any fun."
He went on to quote Hemingway who told him that:
 "The art of writing is knowing what to throw away."
At 9 minutes 50 seconds of the video below you can listen to Stanley:

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