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Write Without Expectation

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For writers, write. Write for those you care about. Write to get the inner world out. When you share your work, listen closely to those who don’t know you. Write to create and open space, not to reduce it. As best you can, write without expectations. When we can learn to live without expectations, everything is a gift.

William Paul Young (Startribune Young’s second book a new act of faith,by Laurie Hertzel, 11/23/2012)

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Written by kirkistan

November 25, 2012 at 8:06 am

Posted in Teaching writing

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  1. That last sentence is SO true! Took living 80 years to KNOW that in fact.

    Phyllis Livingston

    November 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

  2. […] few days back I quoted William Paul Young who said he wrote “to create and open space, not to reduce it.” Today Seth […]


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