Writing a book takes more than typing 60,000 or 150,000 words and calling it done: those words need to be well-chosen, and they need to either tell a story (novels) or teach, persuade and inform (nonfiction.)
I love this quote (emphasis mine) I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script – New York News – Runnin’ Scared:
“It rarely takes more than a page to recognize that you’re in the presence of someone who can write, but it only takes a sentence to know you’re dealing with someone who can’t.
(By the way, here’s a simple way to find out if you’re a writer. If you disagree with that statement, you’re not a writer. Because, you see, writers are also readers.)”
Be warned that the above article contains some adult language, but it’s a great article, and very relevant if you’re writing a book… or anything else.
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