look william shakespeare was a glovemaker’s son without any kind of education beyond the basic level who basically ran away from his wife and daughters bc he was sort of a jerk
and he acted a bit and wrote a bit and probably didn’t take his playwriting nearly as seriously as his sonnets bc plays weren’t nearly as big a deal as poetry in 1597 or w/e, but playwriting paid the bills, so
he stole almost every single one of his plots; he set an extraordinary amount of plays in places he had never been and unapologetically got the details completely wrong; he wrote a fuckload of dick jokes
and he got drunk a lot and probably slept with a good number of prostitutes and he couldn’t even spell his own name
and, look— basically what i’m saying here is fuck stephen king, fuck jonathan franzen, fuck kurt vonnegut, fuck chuck fucking palahniuk
you don’t have to be special or magical or take yourself incredibly seriously or be incredibly original or throw yourself headfirst passionately into your work to be a writer
all you have to do is write shit and keep writing shit and sometimes it’s pericles but y’know what sometimes it’s hamlet
and sometimes it’s sonnet 135 which should really be enough for anybody
lol what would richard dawkins make of this hellotailor?
thanks to richard dawkins we all know that shakespeare would’ve been much better if he’d gone to oxford or cambridge. thanks, richard dawkins, for your unsolicited input on this matter.
He only knew Latin, and a little Greek.