Words to live (and write, and edit) by:
"An author merely begins a book. A reader finishes it."
"Don’t tell me that the moon is shining; Show me the glint of light on broken glass."
-attributed to Anton Checkhov
“I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence…. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
Tag Archives: present tense
“If every sound you emit is a scream, a scream has no expressive value. What I dislike about the present-tense narrative is its limited range of expressiveness.” So said His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman in a 2010 Guardian article … Continue reading