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The Non-Advice Of Alan Watts

Gavin Zanker

Alan Watts Painting

Alan Watts has always been a favourite philosopher/speaker of mine, and this quote of his on writing really speaks for itself.

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one…

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This entry was posted on November 14, 2015 by in Authors Helping Authors, Books, Reblogged, Writing and tagged , , .
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