Posted on January 2, 2019
Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it
Posted on June 18, 2018
I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives there. -Audre Lorde, The Master’s Tools
Posted on April 12, 2018
all novels, that is to say, deal with character, and that it is to express character — not to preach doctrines, sing songs, or celebrate the glories of the British Empire — that the form of the novel, so clumsy, verbose, and undramatic, so rich, elastic, and alive, has been evolved
Posted on April 11, 2018
I don’t fuck around with titles. I come up with them immediately and then don’t ever think about changing them….I’ve stockpiled them.
Posted on March 15, 2018
The object of fiction isn’t grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story…to make him/her forget, whenever possible, that he/she is reading a story at all.
Posted on July 6, 2017
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
Posted on April 27, 2017
We should all just come out and admit it: ‘morally improving’ (literature) is merely a compliment we pay to works whose values agree with ours….Fictions preach only to the converted Joshua Landy, How To Do Things With Fictions