Writing

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

Apr 302018
 

Grisham’s Law: Bad books drive out good.

Apr 242018
 

The makers of history know too little of how it will turn out, and the writers know too much.

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.