Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Ralph Ellison

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For today’s episode of Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday my pick is from another one of my favorite authors, Ralph Ellison:


Woa, that picture came out wayy too big, but I digress 🙂

“By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.”

– Ralph Ellison

So I love this quote, such wonderful advice about the importance of a writing identity as it is seen through the eyes of others. While you may know this within yourself (and I hope that you do) I think it’s also important to understand, as a writer, that it’s not just about you. The readers and even critics of your work play an important part in the molding and shaping of…

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  1. I don’t know why it happened, but your blog (which I always check out) was dropped from my WordPress reader without my touching anything, hence the re-following, Lynette! I’m so glad I figured it out. Has this ever happened with you? It’s frustrating.

    Thanks for providing this quote, by the way! Hope all is well…
    Dyane 🙂

  2. I was wondering why I was notified that you were a “new” follower today. I’m glad you’re back. And I hope all is well with you too.

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