Writing Thought of the Day

“No one else in the wide world, since the dawn of time, has ever seen the world as you do, or can explain it as you can. This is what you have to offer that no one else can. Nobody can know how good you are unless you risk letting them know how bad you might be.”

— Edith Layton

Deborah J. Ross has been writing science fiction and fantasy since 1982. Her recent publications include Hastur Lord, a Darkover novel with the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Jaydium, available in serialized chapters and ebook here on Book View Cafe.

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Writing Thought of the Day — 2 Comments

  1. The day when I realized this–that no one else had ever had exactly my experiences, my take on the world, or my way of dealing with it–was the day I stopped worrying about having to justify writing. (I didn’t stop worrying about anything else, alas.)