Thursday, July 12, 2007

How to Write a Novel

For years I've thought about writing something substantial—a novel. Not that I believe I have enough discipline or more than a modicum of slight talent.Suppose I really challenge myself and consider the completion of a first draft as a successful accomplishment. Imagine holding a hefty sheaf of papers and knowing that you started and worked your way through to the last period?

As for what it will be about, I'll cite Hemingway's words: You lose it if you talk about it.


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