Writing Tip from Maya Angelou

Even great writers are striving to be better.

“I want to be a great writer….I’m on the road but I want to be great. The writer has a charge to take words, the most familiar things in the world—everybody in the world says, ‘Hey, how are you, good afternoon, how’s the children, how’s the wife, how’s the husband and what about your work?’—just words. The writer has to take those words, pull them all together and arrange them so that they can be balled up and thrown against the wall and they’ll bounce.”

 –Maya Angelou qtd. in Success Magazine, “Maya Angelou: Voice of Our Time”