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Quotes: John Keats

“The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children… I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand…

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Quote: Joe Konrath, Publishing is a lottery

No matter how talented you are, no matter how hard working, no matter how awesome and committed your publisher might be, statistically you are far more likely to lose the…

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What writers need to do …

… what we need to do is simply write fun and entertaining books and get them out. The next book is always the best promotion. Dean Wesley Smith Background photo:…

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Famous Razors

Razors aren’t just for shaving. In philosophy, a razor is a rule of thumb that allows for the elimination (the “shaving off”) of unlikely explanations. The most famous is Occam’s…

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The hard facts …

… from Joe Konrath: No matter how talented you are, no matter how hard working, no matter how awesome and committed your publisher might be, statistically you are far more…

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Literary Putdowns

In America, only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer…

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Imaginary friends …

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Five quotes on writing from Ian Rankin

I still think most writers are just kids who refuse to grow up. We’re still playing imaginary games, with our imaginary friends. I don’t have many friends. It’s not because…

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For aspiring writers …

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Show, don’t tell

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