Tolerance for uncertainty

“I think the single most defining characteristic of a writer” – I found myself saying to a friend the other day, when she asked my thoughts on the teaching of writing – “I mean the difference between a writer and someone who ‘wants to be a writer,’ is a high tolerance for uncertainty.”

It’s hard to write well. But it may be even harder to simply keep writing; which, by the way, is the only way to write better.

Sonya Chung

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