Friday, January 7, 2011

Topic: Advice on Writing

Question: What shouldn’t you try to write?

Answer: Don’t write anything you wouldn’t want to read. Brian Garfield, February 1973.

Comment: Sounds self-evident. But one might not want to read something for a whole variety of reasons. I’ve thought deeply about why my book was a failure. I think if I had considered my interest in what I was writing, and why my readers might not want to read it, I might have approached my book with an entirely different perspective. Worth thinking about. RayS.

Title: The Writer’s Digest Guide to Good Writing. Thomas Clark, ed., et al. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1994.

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