A Writer’s Life …

 

A WRITER’S LIFE

A writer’s life consists of more nouns and strong verbs than endless chit-chat over the phone.
It consists of countless hours of trying to reason with characters who believe they’re in control.
It consists of destroying the dangling modifiers and adverbs that threaten to weaken our prose.
It consists of sacrificing all you hold dear, so that your baby—your manuscript—will be so endearing that an editor or agent will want to take it home and keep it.

(When that happens, drinks are on me.)

NR
0ct. 2012

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