Toni Morrison giving advice to aspiring writers

15 03 2012

Looking for  words of wisdom about writing a book? Tony Morrison is one of the published authors who gives some encouragement to help aspiring writers on their way.
“After I finished The Bluest Eye , which took me five years to write, I went into a  long period of…not deep depression but a kind of melancholy. Then I had another  idea for a book, Sula, where I was trying to write about real friendship  between women—and the whole world came alive again. Everything I saw or did was  potentially data, a word or a sound or something for the book, and then I really  realized that for me writing meant having something coherent in the world. And  that feels like…not exactly what I was born for, it’s more the thing that holds  me in the world in healthy relationship, with language, with people, bits of  everything filter down, and I can stay here.” — Toni Morrison

Source: Ophrah Winfrey book club

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