“The author makes a tacit deal with the reader. You hand them a backpack. You ask them to place certain things in it — to remember, to keep in mind — as they make their way up the hill. If you hand them a yellow Volkswagen and they have to haul this to the top of the mountain — to the end of the story — and they find that this Volkswagen has nothing whatsoever to do with your story, you're going to have a very irritated reader on your hands.”

— Frank Conroy

 

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Show, Don't Tell

"Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream."

Mark Twain

Searching for Meaning

"Writing is my search engine, it is the medium through which I try to make sense out of life."

Mark Salzman

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