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Will suffering make me a better writer?

>inb4 rich people suffer
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>>12190214
No, it won’t make you a better writer. Honing the craft of writing will make you a better writer. Suffering will give you a greater breadth and depth of experience however, which, coupled with mastery of the craft, will make you a better writer. So yes, it will make you a better writer.

>tldr -
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A little artist has all the tragic unhappiness and the sorrows of a great artist and he is not a great artist.
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>>12190214
Nietzsche thought so
Spartan word for education was “agony”
Christ told us to pick up our cross
The thinkers and writers that aren’t forgotten...
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>>12190227
this right here
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Tolstoy was a pretty amazing writer but he didn't go through that much suffering. So no.
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>>12191991
>didn't go through that much suffering.
You don't write a book like Death of Ivan Ilyich and not know suffering. Of course Tolstoy suffered. He fought in the Crimean war, saw men get blown into pieces. Why do you think the battle scenes in War and Peace are so vivid? Because the dude knew about war.

He also just had a big heart and a great soul and so channeled the suffering of the world in his empathy and understanding. He was an empath.
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>>12192164
>He fought in the Crimean war, saw men get blown into pieces
In point of fact he was the one blowing them to pieces. He was an artillery officer.
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>inb4 rich people suffer
You're so far gone and consumed by your poorfaggotry that no amount of actual suffering will fix it.
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>>12190214
Experience makes you a better writer.
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>>12190214
money time and experience will make you a better writer

you need all 3 of these and your shit will more than likely still be overlooked
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Suffering itself is not magical. Your reaction to it is. Some people suffer too much and are simply broken by it, or become bitter and uninteresting for the rest of their lives.



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