[Warning: NSFW Language]
“You men writers, you’ve always got your balls in the way of the story. Get your fucking cock out of the way of the story. Just tell the story. When you write, you’ve got too much ego. Destroy the ego. Tell the truth. The ego is never the truth.” – Hubert Selby, Jr. As paraphrased by Henry Rollins.
I’ve recently really gotten into listening to some of Henry Rollins’ (former lead of Black Flag) spoken performances (search for them on YouTube if you want something to listen to in the background while you work). This topic came up. I reflected back and realized how truly guilty some of my past writing has been w.r.t. that. Don’t need to prove anything to anyone. Just tell the story.