Writing – Page 18 – Everything


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

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.

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.