Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Quotes of the Week
A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written should seem to be a happy accident.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence...
I'll give you the whole secret of short story writing. Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself. There is no Rule 2.
Sometimes a flat-footed sentence is what serves, so you don’t get all writerly: “He opened the door.” There, it’s open.
The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better you are as a writer.
Nothing teaches you as much about writing dialogue as listening to it.
There is no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.