For young writers, who have their Pinterest filled with quotes and notes under them “I can use that”.
Writing is imperfect act.
The purity of thought is not another quote from somebody else’s mouth. It’s your thoughts. If you write your story using quotes, it’s like writing a literary essay with references to other writers, or people.
We already live in the world of copy-paste, wouldn’t you want to stand out of that? Think for yourself. Write down your own thoughts. I want to read a story, not an essay.
I pick up your story to read your thoughts. I want to read the classics, I go straight to them.
But I am not. I’m interested in you!
Impress me with yourself.