“But fuck that kid. He was a shitty poet.” By Sasha on her bed

Saturday August 25, 2018
9:32am
5 minutes
A quote from Alex Leslie

It’s true that everyone has a story to tell, and I don’t want to sound snobby, but not everyone can write. It’s a craft, like woodworking or pastry. I’m sorry but it’s true. I’m not saying I’m the best or anything, but when I was in seventh grade I did have a teacher tell me that I could become a novelist. I’m not a novelist, but I am a journalist and journalism is the hardest written form if you ask me, because you’re turning facts into something someone actually wants to spend their time on. Did you know that human beings have shorter attention spans than goldfish? Studies actually show that! We are fucked, but that’s not the point, that’s not why I’m here. I’m here to say, that if you want to learn about writing, you’re learning about reading, about patience, about re-writing, about sitting with your ass glued to your desk chair when everyone else is having fun and getting married and going swimming.

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