Perversity of Spirit

Prove them all wrong

Perversity of Spirit Talent is the least important thing about a writer, compared to a love of books, which must be deep and abiding. The only thing a writer really needs is perversity of spirit, the emotional equivalent of a cartoon character's bouncy springiness, so that after being run over or blown up—or, in the … Continue reading Perversity of Spirit

Quote: The Beautiful Part of Writing

The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile. ~ Robert Cormier This goes well with a bit of advice I came across a few years … Continue reading Quote: The Beautiful Part of Writing