Colette On Writing

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Writing is bringing together words to articulate a thought or organize a narrative. It is a straightforward undertaking that has the potential to generate far-reaching consequences.  When does this latent power become a reality?  How does an idea span a globe, transcend cultural norms, overcome time limitations? Perhaps the answer is in the definition.  Sidonie Gabrielle Colette differentiated between a writer and an author.

“Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.”

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette