Grade school dropout prison writing…

Jul 20, 2013 | Good ol' fashioned rant, Predicates and commas and whatnot, Things I wish I'd written

I’ll take grade school dropout writing passionately in his prison cell over some empty, superior Yale MFA any day.

…perhaps the most reductive, sorority-girl-Facebook-status-worthy, yet insightful line from this manifesto on “writing.” Seriously, I’m quickly becoming a huge fan of this Ryan Holiday cat.

Write all the time, they’ll tell you. Write for your college newspaper. Get an MFA. Go to writer’s groups. Send query letters to agents.

What do they never say? Go do interesting things.