May 13, 2013

The moment a man begins to talk about technique, that’s proof he is fresh out of ideas...

A collection of great quotations on writing drawn from Raymond Chandler's letters, including:

I am having a hard time with the book. Have enough paper written to make it complete, but must do all over again. I just didn’t know where I was going and when I got there I saw that I had come to the wrong place. that’s the hell of being the kind of writer who cannot plan anything, but has to make it up as he goes along and then try to make sense out of it. If you gave me the best plot in the world all worked out I could not write it. It would be dead for me.

(via Michael Scott.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 13, 2013 03:48 PM