Tuesday, June 24, 2014

to be a good writer is to have a big heart

But the paramount job requirement if you want to be a good writer is to have a big heart. ... Big-heartedness can mean a lot of things, including an appreciation of beauty, a capacity for joy, the ability to find the humor in life, a reflexive sense of compassion, and the ability to connect with other people and see in them what is good and laudable. Show me a piece of writing that really moves the readers, and it'll typically have many or all of the previously mentioned virtues... but most of all it will convey that the writer is someone with a capacity for caring.
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