- "Many writers don’t believe what I just wrote, and that’s fine. You need to define it for yourself."
- "If you want a career as a writer, ignore your critics."
- "...a thirty-minute critique of a romance novel by a hard-science fiction writer forced to read said romance novel as part of a workshop. You ain’t heard harsh until then.
- "If there were such a thing as a perfect sf story, then both editors would always buy the same stories, and you couldn’t tell the magazines apart. As readers, you all know this. As writers, you forget it."
- "editors also read for enjoyment. And if they’re not enjoying a book on page 2, they’ll jettison that book."
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Read Like A Writer (as told by Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
Francine Prose has a very dense book on How to Read Like A Writer. Kristine Kathryn Rusch's ~48-min conversational lecture "Read Like A Writer" has a different slant. Like her husband's online workshops, her focus is largely positive and she tries to focus you on the positives. She posted a similiar article here on her blog. Interesting quotes from her blog post: