“On Writing Well”

Stealing a few minutes to write at the end of a long day at the CBC Radio studio. It has been long enough since I updated this blog that all 10 people who actually read this thing have been starting to worry. I’m fine, I’m not on a down swing, I’ve just been really busy with work and singing and life…

Because I’m not in the studio regularly, I am constantly moving around from desk to desk. This week, I’m at the desk of a colleague I really look up to. She has a quote above her desk that I find really reassuring and worthy to be shared with all the writers…

“Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time. Remember this in moments of despair. If you find writing is hard, it’s because it *is* hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do.”

-William Zinsser, On Writing Well.


About msmarguerite

Young Quebec City-based freelance journalist. once and future nomad. I blog about life, about travel, about things I notice and every so often about work. I enjoy language learning, singing, swing dancing, skating and...other stuff, sometimes. My heart is somewhere in East Africa, Haiti or Eastern Europe. English, français, русский, malo slovensko, un poco de espanol, um pouco de português ndiga ikirundi, mwen ap aprann kreyòl...
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One Response to “On Writing Well”

  1. Denis LeBlanc says:

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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