Carson McCullers On Writing

... any art form can only develop by means of single mutations by individual creators. If only traditional conventions are used an art will die, and the widening of an art form is bound to seem strange at first, and awkward. Any growing thing must go through awkward stages. The creator who is misunderstood because of his breach of convention may say to himself, 'I seem strange to you, but anyway I am alive.'

These are the best words on writing I have read this year. It gives one a sense of motivation to write, write, and write despite being restrain by conventional rules and culture of writing.


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