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What Makes A Writer

“I should think it extremely improbable that anyone ever wrote simply for money. What makes a writer is that he likes writing. Naturally, when he has written something, he wants to get as much for it as he can, but that is a very different thing from writing for money.”

~P G Wodehouse

P. G. Wodehouse, Bolton's friend and collaborator

P. G. Wodehouse, Bolton’s friend and collaborator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3 responses

  1. Sounds like a great sentiment to me! I’m beginning to think that writing is a compulsion for me, something that I’m simply driven to do. Its like that memorable scene in ‘close encounters of the third kind’, when Richard Dreyfuss is compelled to build a huge mountain in his front room. My compulsion has been relegated to the back room 🙂

    August 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

  2. It is a true and beautiful sentiment, I think. I, myself, never began on this road with money in mind. Although I’m sure when a writer is contracted the process of writing can become quite different if you allow it.

    My compulsion generally happens at the beginning of a new story, when the brain storming is strongest. But by the end, it feels more like a simple desire to finish and move to the next. I’m wondering if the compulsion writers feel is on a ‘per book/story’ basis because so many writers claim that they’ve never felt compulsion.

    Thanks for stopping in today, Jerry. 😉

    August 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

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