“Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.” — Joan Didion
(This one was tougher than it looked. 221 more words
The hard work, the MFA vs. NYC debate, the negativity, the importance of a good Twitter account, the parties you have to go to, the readings you have to do, people you should meet, the agents you need to impress — amid all the different ways writers have found to obsess over what it takes to be successful, we sometimes forget the most important thing of all: great writers need to be great readers.
Ever since Joan Didion called New York City “an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself,” aspiring writers have been longing to move to New York, and almost as many to leave it. 694 more words