Monday, July 03, 2006


Bromides but worth scanning.

I'm skeptical about writing advice. There is a void between advice and action. Pick up any of hundreds of books on how to write well, and you find the same counsel over and over. Yet, people write poorly.

Writing is self-discipline. It is relentless paring of words to get to the bone of meaning. Writers don't fail because of bad advice. They fail because of laziness.


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