Comedy is the most unforgiving genre. Every comedic utterance that is not a triumph is a failure.
A writer is a prospector panning for gold in the stream of his own thoughts.
A mediocre book has the consistency of vegetable soup. The still-visible chunks of others' thoughts soak in the watery broth of the writer's own voice.
Because young writers feel impassioned, they try too hard to impassion their readers. Should not the reader forgive this falseness born of authenticity?
Our love of solutions forces us to keep company with problems.
All books about death are written by the living.