So you want to be a writer?

Trabalho, Workaholic, Escritor


Charles Bukowski

if I don’t explode
after all,
don’t do it.
unless you leave without asking your
heart and your head and your mouth
and your bowels,
don’t do it.
if you have to sit for hours
looking at your computer screen
or bent over yours
typewriter
looking for words,
don’t do it.
if you do it for money or
fame,
don’t do it.
if you do it because you want
women in your bed,
don’t do it.
if you have to sit down and
rewrite over and over again,
don’t do it.
if it takes work just thinking about doing it,
don’t do it.
if you try to write as someone else did,
don’t do it.
if you have to wait for it to leave you
to scream,
so wait patiently.
if I never leave you screaming,
does something else.
if you have to read it to your wife first
or girlfriend or boyfriend
or parents or whoever,
you are not ready.
don’t be like many writers,
don’t be like thousands of
people who consider themselves to be writers,
don’t be stupid or boring and
pedantic, do not consume yourself with
-devotion.
libraries around the world have
yawned until
fall sleep
with your kind.
don’t be one more.
don’t do it.
unless you leave the
your soul like a missile,
unless the being stopped
drive you crazy or
to suicide or homicide,
don’t do it.
unless the sun inside you
you are burning your guts,
don’t do it.
when the time comes,
and if you were chosen,
will happen
by itself and will continue to happen
until you die or die in you.
there is no other way.
and there never was.
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