Why writers must listen

This is beautifully said. I had to share.


All writers must be good listeners.

They must listen to the other without interrupting, without imposing themselves, without guiding the other’s train of thought.

Later, they cannot tell. They cannot tell the specific stories of others.

Yet, tell they must.

When they tell the stories, those stories must undergo a transformation and be unrecognizable.

The reader must find every person in the one person’s story and no one person in any story.

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One thought on “Why writers must listen

  1. drybredquips says:

    Thanks for liking “librarian’s look” and “method acting,” and for sharing about how writer’s must listen, Sherrie. Best to you in all your writing and living.

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