Writing Advice: Ann Patchett

Here’s today’s writing inspiration from the delightful and brilliant novelist Ann Patchett:
  • Don’t be afraid to make money writing the kinds of things you’d never write for the fun of it. There’s no shame in earning a living, and whatever you write, even catalog copy or fluffy magazine articles, makes you a better writer.
  • Writing about my happy marriage is alot more difficult, a lot more intimate, than writing about the unhappy stuff. But it’s my story to tell, and if I think I can learn something important, or share something important, I’ll tell it.
  • Staying focused, sitting at your desk, is your number one job as a wr iter. There’s always something else to do. Don’t do it! Remember, time applied equals work completed.
Why do you write?
Happy Writing!



Author: Hillary Johnson

Improvisational documentary and fine art photographer.

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