Thomas Slatin Quote

  • August 13, 2012

“A good writer not only knows what words to write, but more importantly, why they need to be written.”
-Thomas Slatin

(Visited 77 times, 1 visits today)

19 Comments on Thomas Slatin Quote

  • jolly555 says:
    March 2, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Certainly,writing shouldn’t just be about putting thoughts to paper but the whole essence should also be thought through.It an important aspect too.


  • Rizzee Cerdeñola says:
    March 2, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    A writer with unbiased opinion is so important specially in journalism. Many journalist here in Philippines write because they are paid to even if its a lie.


  • brainedet says:
    March 2, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    As a writer I can express myself too in different ways. This is why one just have to be versatile and think too outside the box.


  • Baraka says:
    March 2, 2019 at 6:32 AM

    Not everybody was created to write. If you know why you are supposed to write then you’ll find your place.


  • Kirsten says:
    March 2, 2019 at 2:10 AM

    It’s not easy to write, it also needs creativity. Yet, I believed that every writing contains learning to be imparted with readers.


  • David Mureithi says:
    March 2, 2019 at 1:17 AM

    I like the professionalism in your writings. I really enjoy what you do.


  • Janet James says:
    March 2, 2019 at 12:54 AM

    I agree with you totally. The purpose of your writing should actually guide the choice of words you use in your writing.


  • Grace Kim says:
    March 1, 2019 at 11:48 PM

    Exactly, straight to the point. There is no need of writing multitude of words that does not make much sense.


  • Olga says:
    March 1, 2019 at 10:36 PM

    A writer who writes without any proper motivation is lost. Your quote is very true.


  • Zubeda says:
    March 1, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    I totally agree. Finding the right inspiration to write is just as important as the writing itself.


  • Kenan says:
    March 1, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    I am an aspiring writer myself and your words really strike home. That is the essence of writing.


  • Maury Cheskes says:
    March 1, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Having a good incentive for writing is definitely important especially if you want to reach other people. Words in written form hold exceptional power especially in this day and age where you can post everything online.


  • Fiona S says:
    March 1, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Every writer can relate to this. Having a technique like this helps to prevent writer’s block.


  • Collins says:
    March 1, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Writing is a delicate process that requires a lot of mental input. That’s why I have the utmost respect for all writers.


  • Rae says:
    March 1, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    This quote just speaks to me! Creating something takes time and passion. Writers nowadays just don’t click to me anymore because of their flowery words and long explanations. This quote needs to be billboard for everybody to see.


  • Danielle M says:
    March 1, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Writters are special people, they can take us out of this world, touch our emotions, confuse us or bring clarity. Is like having a super power.


  • Evelyn Augusto says:
    February 23, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    I really enjoy your work! It is beautifully presented and has a quality to that makes you feel moved to see more, understand more and appreciate more.

    I too a blog www.letitallstarthere.Com
    I know blogging frequently and providing interesting material takes a lot of planning and creativity.
    See my most recent post: The Sorrowfull Man.
    And thanks for theverything magic you gift us.


    • Thomas says:
      February 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

      Wow! Thank you so much for the encouragement!


  • Pingback: TomSlatin.com | How I Write

Please Leave A Reply