Passionate

  Henry was reticent, it was said and many people thought his shy demeanour stemmed from an innate reluctance, even an inability to display emotion. But when the music started and the fiddler played, people said he tapped his toes , his shoulders twitched and those who saw said he was passionate.

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Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers – Brain Pickings

An honest insight to a writer’s motivation, sanity

First Night Design

Illustration by Kris Di Giacomo from Enormous Smallness by Matthew Burgess, a picture-book biography of E.E. Cummings

“You can only write regularly if you’re willing to write badly… Accept bad writing as a way of priming the pump, a warm-up exercise that allows you to write well.”

Source: Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers – Brain Pickings

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