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Thomas Slatin Quote

  • October 16, 2017

“A novice writer will simply place their words upon a page, whereas a master will have an insatiable need to experience the emotions attached to them.” —Thomas Slatin

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16 Comments on Thomas Slatin Quote

  • Daphne says:
    October 31, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    I am very touched by this quote. As a budding writer this will guide me well in my journey as a writer. Thanks Tom.

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  • Oliver says:
    October 31, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    It is for this reason that it is much more enjoyable to read a master’s writing. You have hit the nail on the head with this quote!

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  • Patricia says:
    October 31, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    A good writer becomes one with his writing. Almost as if he is living what he is writing.

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  • Meg W says:
    October 31, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    This is the true distinction between amateur and master writers. I couldn’t have put it better myself.

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  • Roy says:
    October 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Spoken like a true maestro. This is so true with regards to writing.

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  • Meldred Judith says:
    October 31, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    An expert will always speak from the heart. I always salute you, Tom.

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  • Danielle M says:
    October 31, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    I guess it’s true, the fact that someone can writte well already creates a conection betweern him/her and the words.

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  • esgyll says:
    October 31, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    This quote is pretty much true. Only a wise and experienced word weaver of a writer who is a master of his or her craft will be able to reach and tap into their readers’ imaginations and emotions more than what a bunch of words from those novices who can’t. I wish I would be able weave words like that some day.

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  • brainedet says:
    October 31, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    A novice anywhere will always behave like a naive but this can’t said about a professional, same with writing.

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  • Oyeyipo Oladele says:
    October 31, 2019 at 7:31 AM

    The gaps between a professional is much compared to an amateur or a beginner. You have said and made a reasonable quite Tom.

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  • Adesoji OGUNBADE says:
    October 31, 2019 at 7:24 AM

    Emotions attached to each writing is important. That’s what makes reader feel what the writer felt while writing. I love the quote

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  • michaelower says:
    October 31, 2019 at 4:08 AM

    That’s why we call professionals writers professionals..great quote tom..

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  • David Mureithi says:
    October 31, 2019 at 3:32 AM

    Wow! It is a journey to being master. You are a master in both photography and writing.

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  • jolly555 says:
    October 31, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    This is why a professional writer is a professional. Professionals don’t only put words together, they also add emotions to their write-ups.

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  • Segun OGUNYEMI says:
    October 30, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Words and emotions is what sepeerate the novice from master writer. Nice one, Tom. You look great.

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  • Kurt says:
    October 30, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Well I do not know if I am a master or not. If I feel it I write it. I know that is far from being technically sound but as long as one is enjoying it Levels does not matter. Unless its a job and that is a whole new beast all together.

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