Experience precedes essence

I have this written down several times over in one of my many diaries.

I don’t recall the context in which this was written.

Looking at the pages and notes around it, it seems like a writing tip.

You know what writing tips are, right? Those bite-sized guidelines you follow to magically become good writers.

Good. Writers.

I’m not sure how that works.

If you know the meaning of this would you please make me understand?

All this while, I thought you do it the old-fashioned way — sit your ass down and write till it hurts.

And then more.

I hoard books. I live in a perpetual state of denial. I’m always curious. I’m getting old. What do i write about?

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