“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.”
“We edit your words, your writing, your sentences and paragraphs… but never your voice.”
“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”
“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.
“You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.”