Writing Indifferently

August 16, 2014

How was Charlotte Brontë at 8? According to her school reports, she “‘[wrote] indifferently’ and ‘[knew] nothing of grammar, geography, history, or accomplishments”. Of course, she went on to write Jane Eyre, and as The Guardian points out, many a famous writer received middling reports in school, so maybe there’s hope for other “indifferent’ writers.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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