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I consider whoever my words land on to be my target, that’s why I like flas

I consider whoever my words land on to be my target, that’s why I like flash fiction, it’s a lot like using a shotgun.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Writers are like actors too. For every story we create, we must get under t

Writers are like actors too. For every story we create, we must get under the skin of the characters and role play with our writing.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

But then all writers smoke, don't they? And drink? And sit in front of comp

But then all writers smoke, don't they? And drink? And sit in front of computer screens till their arteries clog and muscles atrophy?
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The design of a book is the pattern of a reality controlled and shaped by t

The design of a book is the pattern of a reality controlled and shaped by the mind of a writer.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

A writer's work is never done, unless he or she has no readers.

A writer's work is never done, unless he or she has no readers.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Flora was in that state where the spirit may be willing but the flesh is we

Flora was in that state where the spirit may be willing but the flesh is weak and wishes to go on holiday - and where the flesh in most cases wins hands down with a packed suitcase. It did so now. So she did what many a researcher both great and insignifi
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Images are not quite ideas, they are stiller than that, with less implicati

Images are not quite ideas, they are stiller than that, with less implication outside themselves. And they are not myth, they do not have the explanatory power; they are nearer to pure story. Nor are they always metaphors; they do not say this is that, th
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Writing isn't difficult. Writing well is difficult. What is most difficult

Writing isn't difficult. Writing well is difficult. What is most difficult is being with the interior experience that manifests as resistance to writing.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You say grace before meals. I say grace before I dip the pen in the ink.

You say grace before meals. I say grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Women’s fiction” doesn’t sound like anything but a slur to my ears.

Women’s fiction” doesn’t sound like anything but a slur to my ears.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Predictions are uttered by prophets (free of charge); by clairvoyants (who

Predictions are uttered by prophets (free of charge); by clairvoyants (who usually charge a fee, and are therefore more honored in their day than prophets); and by futurologists (salaried). Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurol
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The hardest thing about being a writer is convincing your wife that lying o

The hardest thing about being a writer is convincing your wife that lying on the sofa is work.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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