March 18, 2011

to tell an original story

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.  ~ C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963)

(stolen from The Writer's Hole, hosted by the lovely and talented Christine Hardy.)

now if only i could stop caring twopence about what people will think of it when they read it, maybe i could finish the darned thing.

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