September 21, 2010

Good Advice to Writers that You Should Follow (But Probably Won't)

Adam Rex (whose latest, Fat Vampire, I really enjoyed) pens what is perhaps the greatest "letter-to-self" I've ever read.


Understand that your brain, which is not as smart as you think it is, will file the anonymous car-shouters in the same cabinet where it keeps a review from The Washington Post. And that it will highlight any and all negative passages with ink so ostentatiously yellow that you will be able to read them in your dreams. The part of your brain which currently sucker-punches you with humiliating junior high school memories during random quiet moments is going to discover its true calling after people start publishing your fiction. It’s really going to come into its own. You know the part of the brain I’m talking about. It’s located in your gut, despite all medical evidence to the contrary.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 21, 2010 04:50 AM | TrackBack


Sucker punches you, like a mid life crisis, into realizing that your gut, intuition, was right all along.

Posted by: LB at September 25, 2010 02:25 AM

Medical science has finally confirmed what writers knew all along..

Posted by: Mary at September 26, 2010 05:49 PM