Writing – Page 2 – Everything


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

Sep 132022

You can’t write for your betters, and you shouldn’t write for your inferiors. You might as well write what you want to read.

Aug 222022

The academic bibliography buries the ten books the author has plagiarized among hundreds that he has barely read.

May 032022

The crisis is not that the press is distrusted: the press has always been distrusted. The crisis is that this has finally dawned on the press.

Apr 292022

The ability to devise a good story has nothing in common with the ability to write tolerable prose.

Apr 042022

To publish one’s work is to send a grown child out into the world: henceforth it will have to fend for itself.