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For writers, handing a manuscript off to an editor is like walking into a p

For writers, handing a manuscript off to an editor is like walking into a parole hearing. You’ve done the time but wonder if it’s going to satisfy the judge.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

A fiction writer weaves a fabric of lies in hopes of revealing deeper human

A fiction writer weaves a fabric of lies in hopes of revealing deeper human truths.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Poetic license is not a license to scribe recklessly.

Poetic license is not a license to scribe recklessly.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Most—but not all—of the writers I knew then were young men who cherished th

Most—but not all—of the writers I knew then were young men who cherished their independence, were unconcerned about job security, and were serious about their writing. They didn’t want to be anyone’s employee if it interfered with their writing. They were
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I’m feeling a low regarding writing. I sometimes think I should finish work

I’m feeling a low regarding writing. I sometimes think I should finish working on my book of stripper poetry that I started, but other times I feel like it’s not worth it. Sometimes I think I should work on my comic book idea, and then other times I want
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Usually naive interviewers hover between two mutually contradictory convict

Usually naive interviewers hover between two mutually contradictory convictions: one, that a text we call creative develops almost instantaneously in the mystic heat of inspirational raptus; or the other, that the writer has followed a recipe, a kind of s
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...I know Shakespeare said art is holding up a mirror to nature- but you're

...I know Shakespeare said art is holding up a mirror to nature- but you're actually bending and refracting it through your interior dialogue ...
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...there is a myth called objective reality - we think an impersonal world

...there is a myth called objective reality - we think an impersonal world exists apart from us - it doesn't - it needs us to be ...
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I can't wait to get back to writing today so I can see what happens next Ki

I can't wait to get back to writing today so I can see what happens next Kim Cormack
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I have a hardcore attitude: a “self-published, ghost-written book” is wrong

I have a hardcore attitude: a “self-published, ghost-written book” is wrong because the concept behind self publishing is that you have knowledge or emotions that you want to express. Whenpeople read a book—particularly a self-published one—they have the
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Isn't the writing of good prose an emotional excitement?""Yes, of course it

Isn't the writing of good prose an emotional excitement?""Yes, of course it is. At least, when you get the thing dead right and know it's dead right, there's no excitement like it. It's marvelous. It makes you feel like God on the Seventh Day – for a bit,
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I do not distinguish between the construction of a book and that of a paint

I do not distinguish between the construction of a book and that of a painting and I always proceed from the simple to the complex." - 1946
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