All writers are assholes but not all assholes are writers [Medium]

 

“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” — Franz Kafka

Kafka one said that “A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” I say that all writers are assholes but not all assholes are writers. So it’s better to be an asshole who writes than an asshole who doesn’t.

In my own life I often veer dangerously close to just being an asshole. So in the interests of, you know, actually writing — here’s some hard-won writing advice to help keep both of us on the right track.

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