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Of Writing and Being True to Yourself

Jane Austen
I could not sit seriously down to write a serious Romance under any other motive than to save my life, & if it were indispensable for me to keep it up & never relax into laughing at myself or other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter. No – I must keep my own style & go on in my own way; and though I may never succeed again in that, I am convinced that I should totally fail in any other. – Jane Austen

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3 thoughts on “Of Writing and Being True to Yourself

    1. I bet those are good too! I usually go by themes to find my quote of the week. If I can’t find anything suitable, I go by authors. What I loved about this was that it wasn’t a “direct” piece of advice. Austen instructed through example, which no one has ever been able to do with such “gentle irony”.

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