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美文故事:只有天才才能成为作家?No

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英语老师曾经告诉我,只有天才才能成为作家。不要听别人的,因为学期成绩只得了D的我,最终成为了作家。
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I Never Write Right

我不懂写作

When I was fifteen, I announced to my English class that I was going to write and illustrate my own books. Half the students sneered , and the rest nearly fell out of their chairs laughing. "Don't be silly, only geniuses can become writers," the English teacher said smugly , "And you are getting a D this semester." I was so humiliated that I burst into tears.

15岁时,我在英语课上向同学们宣布,我要著书并亲自配插图。半数的同学冷嘲热讽,而其他人则笑得差点翻下椅子。“别犯傻了,只有天才才能成为作家,”英语老师自以为是地说道,“而你这学期的成绩只是D。”我倍感羞辱,当场就哭了起来。

That night I wrote a short sad poem about broken dreams and mailed it to the Capri's Weekly newspaper. To my astonishment, they published it and sent me two dollars. I was a published and paid writer. I showed it to my teacher and fellow students. They laughed. "Just plain dumb luck ," the teacher said. I tasted success, however. I'd sold the first thing I'd ever written. That was more than any of them had done.

当晚,我就写了一首关于梦想破碎的忧伤短诗,而后把它寄给了《卡普里新闻周报》。令我惊讶的是,报纸刊登了那首诗并给我寄了两美元。我成了一名发表作品并获得稿费的“作家”。我把作品拿给我的老师和班里的同学看,他们都笑话我。“不过是瞎猫碰到死耗子罢了。”老师说。但是我尝到了成功的滋味。我卖出了生平第一件自创作品。这远胜于他们任何人之所为。

During the next two years I sold dozens of poems, letters and jokes. By the time I graduated from high school, with a C minus average, I had scrapbooks filled with my published work. I never mentioned my writing to my teachers, friends or my family again.

在之后的两年里,我卖出了很多篇作品,其中包括诗歌、信件和笑话。高中毕业时,虽然我的平均成绩只有C-,但我的剪贴簿上贴满了我发表的作品。我从未在我的老师、朋友或者家人面前再次提起我的作品。

The worst year I ever had as a writer I earned two dollars. I was fifteen, remember? In my best year, I earned 36,000 dollars. People ask what college I attended, what degrees I had and what qualifications I have to be a writer. The answer is: "None." I just write. I write everything on yellow tablets while sitting on the sofa with my four kids eating pizza and watching TV. When the book is finished, I type it and mail it to the publisher. I've written seven books. Four have been published and three are still out with the publishers.

在我作为一名作家最艰难的一年里,我只挣到了两美元。还记得吗?那时的我只有15岁。而我在创作顶峰之年挣到了36000美元。人们问我就读于哪所大学,拥有哪些学位,以及我具备成为作家的哪些素质时,我的答案是:“没有。”我只是写。当我和四个孩子坐在沙发上吃比萨、看电视时,我会在黄色的便笺簿上写下一切。每写完一本书,我就会把它敲出来寄给出版商。我已经写了七本书。其中有四本出版,三本仍在出版商那里。

To all those who dream of writing, I'm shouting at you: "Yes, you can. Yes, you can. Don't listen to them." I don't write right but I've beaten the difficulties. Writing is easy and fun. Anyone can do it. Of course, a little dumb luck doesn't hurt.

对于所有梦想着成为作家的人们,我要大声对你们说:“是的,你们可以做到。是的,你们可以成功。不要听他们的。”我的写作并非尽善尽美,但我还是克服了困难。写作很简单,很有趣,任何人都可以胜任。当然,一点偶然的成功也没什么坏处。

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