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Quote – George Orwell

George Orwell“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
― George Orwell

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  1. It works both ways. We might deceive ourselves into believing we have the talent, but good writers might also be crippled by undeserved self-doubt.
    There’s no other way than to throw your work at someone who has no obligations towards you. That’s the only way it can be seen through clear eyes.

  2. He knew what he as saying and he was right. I always hope I have real ability and am not in the grip of some terrifying delusion. Many people waste their life obsessively and to no purpose.

    1. I think we all do. It’s a terrifying thought that we might spent so much time caught up in writing without the least bit talent for it.

      1. The trouble is, some of have just enough talent to deceive ourselves. I don’t think you will ever know the truth unless you try, and see it in the reaction of others. We are often the poorest judge of our own abilities. I wish you every success anyway and I applaud you for having a dream

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