Monday, February 22, 2010

Will Self on Writing

An excellent series in the Guardian asks authors for their 10 rules for writers.  Note Will Self's number five:

5 You know that sickening feeling of inadequacy and over-exposure you feel when you look upon your own empurpled prose? Relax into the awareness that this ghastly sensation will never, ever leave you, no matter how successful and publicly lauded you become. It is intrinsic to the real business of writing and should be cherished.

3 comments:

That's Not My Age said...

Miss Whistle - hello! I saw this feature in the Guardian too and really liked it. One of my favourites was Richard Ford's 'Don't write letters to the editor (no-one cares).

Helena Halme said...

Excellent post, and sadly so true. Must look up the series in the Guardian.

Helena xx

Miss Whistle said...

@TNMA Loved the whole thing. I'm with you.

@Helena It's so worth it.

Thank you so much for your comments,

Love,

Miss W
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