" "A book-in-progress is a kind of hideously damaged infant that follows the writer around wanting love, wanting the very thing its hideousness guarantees it'll get: the writer's complete attention." "What I have to say about craft extends no further than my own experience, which is what it is - 12 years and three novels." Literature's legacy of honourable failure On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world -- Orwell's 'four great motive for writing'.
A collection of great essays on 'The Craft of Fiction'.
As much about writing as it is about running, inspirational advice about the importance of motivation, practice and persistence.
I was gobsmacked by how many of Pinker’s lessons and observations were fresh to me, and immediately applicable.
It was hard, actually, to limit myself to share with you here: • While every writer knows that choosing the right words matters, have you paid enough attention to finding the right • The passive voice can be your friend.