Night writing

July 27, 2019

If your writing doesn’t keep you up at night, it won’t keep anyone else up either.

James M Cain
Paris Review spring / summer 1978
Interview with David Zinsser conducted 7th January1977

Good writing advice

June 2, 2019

Don’t write drunk

Eileen Myles
Interview in the Paris Review Fall 2015

Good advice

March 19, 2009

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its colour, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand or to some professor with a measuring-rod up his sleeve, is the most abject treachery.”

Virginia Woolf