Friday, December 14, 2007

Quote of the Week

"It is plain to see that writers who aren't writers have it all over writers who are writers. In the first place, there is the saving in time. I have often had to spend several hours a day on writing while being a writer. If I had only kept myself busy at something else, such labor would have been unnecessary. Some other occupation, plus the consequent success in writing, is more profitable, besides. It is uphill work for a writer to sell his writings with only the narrow appeal of his own name as a writer, but if he were engaged in doing something quite different, he could be assured of a respectful audience. The surefire way to achieve success as a writer is to be a celebrity in any other line. The opportunities in other fields are so numerous, in fact, that the real difficulty lies in making a choice. A hasty glance through the publishers' lists will give a fascinating view of the range of occupations that really do lead to success in writing."
- Ruth Suckow, "How to Achieve Success in Writing," from The New Yorker, 1936

1 comment:

Robert said...

Hey Andrew, I'm taking a little break from Fantasy Book Critic for a couple of weeks so I just wanted to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!!

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