"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die."

— Isaac Asimov

Wordcrafts' Quotes

Reader's Exhaustion

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”

— William Styron

Excess Baggage

“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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