I'm a commercial writer, not an "author." Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
Mickey Spillane (1918 -)
Source: W.O.W. - Writers on Writing, by Jon Winokur, 1990.
Contributed by: Zaady
If you're a singer, you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.
Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it's a letdown, they won't buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.
If the public likes you, you're good. Shakespeare was a common, down-to-earth writer in his day.
Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar.
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