Y’all, I just had to share this quote, because it jumped out at me yesterday, and now I can’t get it out of my head.
Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case. What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? What could you say to a dying person that would not enrage by its triviality?
This quote is from The Writing Life by Annie Dillard.
I read it yesterday while I was procrastinating some housecleaning, and I did not expect it to stick with me like this. But here I am, several hours later, still thinking about it. And now, perhaps you are, too.
So, sorry about that. Or not sorry? I’m not sure. It’s good advice to share, I think. So maybe, then, you’re welcome!
At any rate, what’s your favorite bit of writing wisdom? Feel free to share!