Great Advice for Friends of Aspiring Young Writers

July 2, 2009 — 1 Comment

I’m in the middle of the painful process of editing/rewriting my latest book.  I heard this quote this morning and had to share it with you, because it resonates with me . . . especially today.

Dorothy Parker’s advice to anyone who has any young friends who aspire to become writers:

1) The 2nd greatest favor you can do them, is present them with copies of Strunk & White’s book, Elements of Style.

2) The 1st greatest favor is . . . to shoot them now, while they’re happy.  🙂

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One response to Great Advice for Friends of Aspiring Young Writers

  1. 

    Ah, it’s true. But isn’t it always great to HAVE written? We’re glad you’re pursuing the struggle, Arron!

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