From the Block… Why We Write…

I’ve been reading Lawrence Block’s collection The Liar’s Bible (a collection of articles he wrote for Writer’s Digest in the early-mid 80’s)…

One of the pieces, he indirectly answers the question whay writers write. It’s something I’m thinking of hanging over the computer, so I figured I’d share it here, too.

For those of us who were born to write fiction, anything else is a compromise. That’s no guarantee that we have the requisite talent, nor is prowess in an allied field, but unless we try, unless we give it all we have, we’ll never know if we could do it.

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