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lil  ·  1801 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So you want to be a writer - by Charles Bukowski

I don't entirely agree with his sentiments, but I find them compelling. I almost want to write a response poem beginning:

It doesn't come bursting out of me...

it seeps slowly to the surface when I'm wandering, walking and yes, it comes unasked

But I want to be a writer.

I don't sit for hours, searching for words,

but I do search and struggle for the right words or the best words.

And I want to be a writer

user-inactivated  ·  1801 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Gotta spend more time being piss drunk if you want those writer chops.