The Schenectady idea factory (Harlan Ellison on the real secret of writerly success)

Profundity du jour...

From SF Site's "Conversation with Harlan Ellison":
"The trick is not becoming a writer. The trick is staying a writer. Day after month after year after story after book. That's the secret. And if you can do that and produce a body of work, no matter how large or small it is, that is true and can pull the plow, then you're a writer. If you are not prepared to spend your life doing that, then, for christsake, don't do it."

And then there's this from "Dark Dreamers"...

Comments

Suzan Harden said…
Leave it to the great Harlan Ellison to be profound and profane at the same time.

"The truth hurts, baby!"
Joni Rodgers said…
I know! Gotta love him.
LOL! Ellison cracks me up every time I hear him rant.

Lots of truth in there!
Phyllis Bourne said…
Wow! What a refreshing b-slap! I need to replay it every morning over coffee.

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