Day By Day

Monday, August 27, 2007

Lileks on Writing

Lileks explains how to be a productive writer -- write in the first person because, "when you're writing about yourself you're always fascinated by your subject."

And for those who fancy living the writer's life, remember -- always throw up in the bathroom sink "(only hopeless drunks used the toilet)".

Words of wisdom to live by.

Read the whole thing here.

Hey, the guy's good -- he understands that O'Hara is superior to Fitzgerald.


The Louisiana Irishman sends the following quote from Heinlein: "There's nothing wrong with writing so long as you do it in private and wash your hands afterward."