Thursday, 19 February 2009

NOTICEBOARD SNIPPET #7




‘The difference…between the person who says he ‘wishes to be a writer’ and the person who says he ‘wishes to write’. The former desires to be pointed out at cocktail parties, the latter is prepared for the long, solitary hours at a desk; the former desires a status; the latter a process; the former desires to be, the latter to do.’

Sir John Mortimer

3 comments:

Nik's Blog said...

Absolutely. And absolutely brilliant.

Nik

Totalfeckineejit said...

After reading those two options I would just like to declare that 'I wish to be a writer' :)
Now where's that cocktail party?

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Mmmm, cocktails...