Writers, this one's for you: Opium Magazine has announced an experiment they'd like you to be part of:
We're putting together a series of quotes about what authors have learned from other authors (or other sources)—something another writer once said to you that's really stuck in your head and encouraged or influenced your work. Mine [meaning Todd Zuniga, Opium's founding editor], for instance, is: "I write one story at a time. It's my way, it's not the only way." —Tobias Wolff. While my quote came from an e-mail exchange nine years ago, yours could be something that occurred while reading an author's work, from having a verbal exchange, or from something they said while teaching at an MFA program. Anything really.
So give it a shot! Write a sentence or two on what you learned from another writer and send it to us here.
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I encourage all interested writers to consider a submission. The more different voices and perspectives featured, the better. There's a vast community of writers online (and off-line, of course) with a ton of collective wisdom. Imagine the possibilities if we all share with and learn from each other.