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Old 07-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Faulkners Advice to Writers

William Faulkner died on June 6, 1962. Here is his advice to writers:

Q: How do you find time to write?

WF: You can always find time to write. Anybody who says he can't is living under false pretenses. To that extent depend on inspiration. Don't wait. When you have an inspiration put it down. Don't wait until later and when you have more time and then try to recapture the mood and add flourishes. You can never recapture the mood with the vividness of its first impression.


Q: What is the best training for writing? Courses in writing? Or what?

WF: Read, read, read! Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad; see how they do it. When a carpenter learns his trade, he does so by observing. Read! You'll absorb it. Write. If it is good you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window.

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Old 07-10-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Hah! Someone else who compares writing to carpentry!

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Old 07-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
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