"Remember, your story is an uneasy bargain with your reader. Your end of the bargain is to play fair, and keep him interested, his end of the bargain is to keep reading. It is just terribly terribly easy to put a story down half-read and go off and do something else."

Shirley Jackson

Wordcrafts' Quotes

Risk

"To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself."

— Anne Rice

 

Open with Authority

"As writers we must, from our very opening sentence, speak with authority to our readers."

Michael Cunningham

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