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Erica Jong on Writing

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“Critics write out of intellectual exercise, not poets. Poets write straight from the heart.”

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“You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone.”
“It's easier to write about pain than about joy. Joy is wordless.”
“What a damnably lonely profession writing is! In order to do it, one must banish the world, and having banished it, one feels cosmically alone.”
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