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

May 022014

Omit, in order of ascending importance, superfluous words, sentences, paragraphs, articles, chapters, and books.

Apr 242014

No style guide can address the chief defect in writing, which is having nothing to say.

Apr 112014

Ignorance prevents plagiarism but does not confer originality.

Mar 142014

The one proven formula for a good book is to follow around someone interesting, and write down everything he says.

Feb 112014

By infecting others the writer cures himself.

Dec 272013

If you must choose, better to Joycify than Wallacize.

Dec 202013

Too much plot shows too little respect for one’s audience, and too little shows too much.