Posted on May 30, 2012 by Elizabeth McCullough
10 Easy Steps to Becoming a Writer – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education
“Step 1: Be born strange, weird, abnormal, or any combination of those. Or have an embarrassing physical flaw, or a big brother who beats you up every day, or a sexually enticing neighbor whose tantalizing ways fog and warp your prepubescent thoughts. The result of any such influence is that you will grow up with a cockeyed view of the world and your place in it, a perception that will cause you to disavow traditional American values, maybe force you to seek solace in amorphous notions of beauty and truth, or in the soothing music of language, or in the need to create and control your own imagined universes rather than the demented universe you have been forced to inhabit. This will make your family seem like strangers to you and will foster in you an indefinable longing, which you will attempt to ease through sex, shoplifting, and, eventually, creative writing.”
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