My Future as a Bad Writer
I will never be a great writer. A great writer only gives his readers what they need to know. A great writer only worries about how his readers feel. He ruthlessly strips away everything else.
That sounds so simple. It is fiendishly hard. I can’t manipulate your thoughts and feelings enough to be a great writer. I don’t know how to write like that even if I wanted to. I’m not that skilled and not that detached, though I continue to try and improve.
I write to discover what I think and feel. You see some of it here. Sometime I underline the parts that move me in the hope that they become important to you.
I’m much too selfish to be a great writer.