Dagens inlägg blir ett citat från en intervju med författaren Lance Olsen (hela finns på: http://www.pifmagazine.com/SID/939/)
"Back to my comment about mere competence to commence: anyone can turn out a merely competent story or poem or novel, but why settle for the McDonald's of writing, the literary equivalent of Britney Spears's marshmallow music? Push yourself. Take chances. Remain curious. Remain crazy. Don't do the same thing twice. Try to fail in interesting ways and see what happens. Ask yourself: what forms and what fictions are appropriate to our own sociohistorical moment? Don't rewrite yesterday. Always write what you want to read, not what you think others do. Don't compromise. Realize, along with Roland Barthes, that literature is the question minus the answer; if you've got an answer, chances are you're not a writer. Realize, along with John Cage, that you shouldn't be frightened of new ideas; it's the old ones that should scare you. Realize, along with T. S. Eliot, that only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. Reach out and support other writers. Understand this writing thing isn't a competition; all of us can win all the time. Think of yourself as part of a conversation about the big stuff of life and narrative that extends across time and space, and ask yourself where your voice fits in, how you can help other voices be heard. And if you plan to write for fame or fortune, do something else...immediately."