Monday, September 15, 2008

Hallie Burnett

"Trollope said, 'On the last day of every month recorded, every person in a work of fiction should be a month older than on the first.' We go with our characters wherever they lead us, and as time makes its mark on us, so it must on them."

Monday, September 01, 2008

James J. Kirkpatrick

"Good writers do no litter their sentences with adverbial garbage. They do not hold up signs reading 'laughter!' or 'applause!' The content of dialogue ought to suggest the mood."