You have a hard time imagining how the things you’ve experienced or discovered, which seem abjectly personal, could be of use to another writer. You’re aware that you can follow every single rule in the book, and still write a crappy story. You’re aware of the constant disappointments of writing, of falling short again and again, of seeing ideas shrivel up or simply die.
The Preservationist author Justin Kramon grapples with the idea of teaching writing to college students. (via millionsmillions)