Writing

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

Aug 092019
 

A field that uncomprehendingly imitates the methods of a more prestigious field will also imitate its style: the result being writing that not even the author understands.

Jul 042019
 

To be published in outlets of respectable opinion it is necessary to form respectable opinions.

May 312019
 

Anyone can write platitudes, and anyone can write falsehoods, but it takes an aphorist to do both at once.

May 082019
 

Censorship is the appropriate punishment for writing that the censor understands.

Apr 082019
 

The number of sources read by the author varies inversely with the length of the bibliography.

Mar 212019
 

Writing is irresponsible, and aphorism is the most irresponsible form of writing.

Feb 082019
 

It is tempting to license writers, if only so the ones who write about how difficult writing is can have theirs revoked.