writin' and whatnot

The best life advice (in the form of writing advice)

This is one of the more powerful pieces of advice I've read about writing...and ultimately, about life. "So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its color, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand or to some professor with a measuring-rod up his sleeve, is the most abject treachery."