Walter’s Most Important Thing

Walter Mosley

Lesson time 01:48 min

Walter shares his most important takeaway.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] - So we've come to the end of the class, and it's time for you to go out there and write your novel. That is the most important thing. You can be living in a cabin in northern Alaska, writing your novel, and that would be enough as far as I'm concerned with this MasterClass. But I also hope that you develop a community of people who understand what writing is, how difficult it is, how gut-wrenching and emotional it is, and that you're able to talk about who you are and what you do in a community of people who either love writing as much as you do, or love painting as much as you love writing, or love reading. And if you can do that, you can build that community along with writing your novel every day, you've made it. The only thing I need you to leave this class with is the confidence that you can write a novel. It is my hope that you will write that novel. Those two things together, I couldn't ask for anything more. [MUSIC PLAYING]

About the Instructor

Walter Mosley, bestselling author and recipient of the National Book Award’s Lifetime Achievement Medal, has written more than 60 books over his 30-year career and is celebrated for fiction that addresses our culture’s racial divides. Now he’s sharing the elements of storytelling that have helped him along the way. Learn how to choose the right words, structure, genre, and characters to create the novel that’s in you.

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