“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

16 thoughts on “Thomas Slatin Quote

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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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