You Can’t Do It: 9 Delightfully Uninspiring Author Quotes

Who was the genius who decided World Kindness Day and National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day needed to converge with National Novel Writing Month? This glut of good vibes threatens to overwhelm an otherwise delightfully gloomy autumn, crowding out exactly the kind of misery and self-doubt one needs for cultivating more substantial inspiration.I Want ItAs an antidote to all this cheerleading, we refer you to some of the most biting, self-deprecating pessimists who ever managed (somehow) to keep putting pen to paper. Consider how much more incisive your prose would be if, every time you sat down at the keyboard, it triggered a recording of Fran Lebowitz advising: “Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.”

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