Pearls of wisdom

7 November 2012 / Leave a Comment

Writers don't need tricks or gimmicks or even necessarily need to be the smartest fellows on the block. At the risk of appearing foolish, a writer sometimes needs to be able to just stand and gape at this or that thing - a sunset or an old shoe - in absolute and simple amazement.
Raymond Carver


My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
Anton Chekhov


People do not go to the North Pole and fall off icebergs; they go to offices, quarrel with their wives and eat cabbage soup.
Anton Chekhov
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