Writing – Everything

Writing

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

Jun 152021
 

Poetry is language at its limit, as math is logic at its limit; and poetry anxiety, like math anxiety, is only the realization that comprehension requires effort, and the fear that even then it may never arrive.

May 142021
 

It is a landmark in a writer’s career when he first finds his work put to purposes of which he does not approve.

May 052021
 

A two-dollar word will also debit two dollars from your account when you use it incorrectly.

Apr 092021
 

A regular reviewer, whose fodder must by its nature be mostly mediocre or worse, can discharge his responsibilities to his readers only by continual pans, often of his friends and acquaintances; and this is more than human nature can bear.

Feb 262021
 

There is a certain type of purveyor of ideas, too stupid to be anything but candid, which makes him useful, like the canary in a coal mine.

Oct 072020
 

Great literature inspires us to read; bad but celebrated literature inspires us to write.