So you want to be a writer?

Great article on the true value of devoting your life to being a writer by R J Ellroy, author of A Quiet Belief in Angels:
http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/blogDetails.aspx?id=6.

Here's a quote from Kaari Itrio which I like:

I can’t help but to write, I have a inner need for it. If I’m not in the middle of some literary project, I’m utterly lost, unhappy and distressed. As soon as I get started, I calm down.

Then there's Jack Dann:

For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me.

And finally from Jules Renard:

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.

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