“Imagine trying to write a complete story as a daily serial, with no edits, no corrections, and only one draft. (Realize that you are).
N.D. Wilson (on Facebook, February 4, 2104)
“I can’t think of anything else necessary to a writer except a story and the will and the ability to tell it.”
Steinbeck, Journal of a Novel
“One of the awful things about writing when you are a Christian is that for you the ultimate reality is the Incarnation, the present reality is the Incarnation, and nobody believes in the Incarnation; that is, nobody in your audience. My audience are the people who think God is dead. At least these are the people I am conscious of writing for.”
― Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor
“This is simplistic but it is a starting point. Aim for the whole person. Aim for the throat and the diaphragm, and the stomach. Make people nervous, breathless, and hungry. Or just mad.”