Writers In Kyoto

English-language authors in Japan’s old imperial capital

Category: Quotations

Quotations about writing

Timeless advice on writing from famous authors Created by Maria Popova (www.brainpickings.org) on Jun 18 2012. Marilynne Robinson: “Beauty,” Writing, What Storytelling Can Learn from Science, and the Splendors of Uncertainty “We are part of a mystery, a splendid mystery within which we must attempt to orient ourselves if we are to have a sense of …Read More

Haruki Murakami, when asked recently about what advice he would give to an aspiring writer had an interesting take on the matter.  “The act of writing is the same as sweet-talking a woman, in that you can get better, to an extent, with practice. Fundamentally, though, your abilities are determined by the talents you’ve been born with. Well, anyway, do your best.” (See the full article for more.)  

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