Writing teachers talk about revision, discipline, and the recursive nature of the writing process. Here’s a new way to frame what we mean. “It’s not really that mystical. It’s like repeated practice over and over and you suddenly become something you had no idea you could be,” says Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of Between the World and Me. “I strongly believe that writing is an act of courage. It’s almost an act of physical courage.” He’ll be speaking in Wait Chapel Nov. 17 as part of the “Voices of Our Time” series. In the meantime, hear his advice on writing.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Writing