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Barbara Kingsolver Quote


Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
— Barbara Kingsolver

9 responses to “Barbara Kingsolver Quote”

  1. Writing is about expressing what you feel. I don’t care what other people would say about it.

  2. Don’t figure out what people want you to say but what you want to write. This is definitely true and this should be what everyone should focus on.

  3. Oh wow, thats exactly what I think. I m,iss these days when I used to writte just because I liked it, and what I liked .

  4. This is a good quote loaded with with an inspirational word. This is to say write without any sentiment or eye service.

  5. Brilliant quote. It’s good to have your own voice and use it when writing. Closing the door adds to the feeling of being secluded with your own thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

  6. You cannot please everybody, However just do good and be better. Things will go your way eventually.

  7. Self expression is always my priority.Whatever it takes I say what I mean and I mean what I say.

  8. This is really powerful and encouraging. I’ve always been doubtful about expressing myself, so this is a great reminder.

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