Writing

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

Dec 112013
 

The ellipsis is the shuffling derelict of punctuation.

Dec 062013
 

Integrity is the writer refusing to make allowances for the reader; philistinism is the reader refusing to make allowances for the writer.

Nov 292013
 

Good critics do not have good taste. They have articulate, consistent taste for which the reader can correct.

Nov 142013
 

It’s easy to be prolific — just keep repeating yourself.

Oct 082013
 

Minor masterpiece: What critics call a book they think they might have written themselves with a few more evenings and weekends free.

Jul 222013
 

It is difficult to write even ten words without wasting one.