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Salman Rushdie’s Brush with Security

Rushdie’s parting advice to aspiring writers was simple: “You have to sit down and not get up until you’ve written some stuff.”
“I guess there are people who can walk around and write,” he said. “But they’re called poets.”

PhillyCom reports on Rushdie’s visit to Widener University

3 Responses to “Salman Rushdie’s Brush with Security”

  1. Debra says:

    Probably the best writing advice I’ve heard all year!

    jb says: It doesn’t get much better, Debra.

  2. james says:

    hey, just wanted to say I love your Learning to Write series, I found it very helpful and encouraging. Thanks!

    jb says: Thanks, James. If it helps, that’s great.

  3. Dick says:

    I do find that sitting helps, actually, but maybe that’s just me….

    jb says: Hi Dick. I’ve done it both ways, but sitting seems to suit best at the moment.