Writing

If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.

Apr 202018
 

We would have far fewer and far better books if they could only be published posthumously.

Apr 112018
 

Always speak Truth to Power, once you’re sure Power isn’t going to option your novel.

Mar 072018
 

Prose should rarely be poetic, and poetry never.

Dec 132017
 

Never read your old writing. It will displease you, or worse, please you.

Nov 302017
 

The danger of writing to a schedule is sloppy, repetitive, inflated work; the danger of not writing to a schedule is no work.

Sep 142017
 

To write something that could not have been written any other way usually takes several drafts.

Aug 012017
 

The distinctive modern contribution to language has been the acronym.

Jul 112017
 

Most write to make themselves heard; I write to shut others up.