20 Writing Tips from James Baldwin

“One writes out of one thing only — one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give.”

If you’re a writer, this will inspire you. If you’re not a writer, it will change how you think about the gifts writers create for you.

Literary Hub shares 20 writing tips from James Baldwin including to spurn self-delusion, write towards truth, and write to find out something you don’t want to know.

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