Elmore said to leave the boring parts out.

King says when you get in a fog to put the pedal down and drive right on through.

Patterson says the outline is everything,

Lish says it’s about one beautiful sentence after another,

Hemingway said to sit down and bleed.

I say fuck ’em all.

Stories happen to people who can tell ’em.

Sure, there’s craft.

Grammar, cadence, dialogue.

Remember, people get hooked by different stuff.

Twilight was shit, but that didn’t stop millions from reading it.

It resonated.

The difference between a writer and a wannabe?

The doing of the thing.


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