Your Idiocies Are Still In Print Somewhere

One of the problems with being a writer is that all of your idiocies are still in print somewhere. I strongly support paper recycling.

P.J. O’Rourke Quotes (Author of Holidays in Hell). (2019). Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14549850.P_J_O_Rourke

There Is Only One Basic Human Right

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.

P.J. O’Rourke Quotes (Author of Holidays in Hell). (2019). Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14549850.P_J_O_Rourke

The Weirder You’re Going To Behave

The weirder you’re going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.

P.J. O’Rourke Quotes (Author of Holidays in Hell). (2019). Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14549850.P_J_O_Rourke

People Who Have Had Hard Lives

People who have had hard lives but somehow found themselves fetched up in executive positions with prosperous West Coast oil firms do not drink and wench themselves out of such comfy billets in order in their middle age to write books as Raymond Chandler.

Goodreads.com. (2019). George V. Higgins Quotes (Author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19476.George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

The Characters Are Telling You The Story

The characters are telling you the story. I’m not telling you the story, they’re going to do it. If I do it right, you will get the whole story.

A-Z Quotes. (2019). TOP 14 QUOTES BY GEORGE V. HIGGINS | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/26300-George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

Never Tell Your Reader What Your Story Is About

Never tell your reader what your story is about. Reading is a participatory sport. People do it because they are intelligent and enjoy figuring things out for themselves.

Goodreads.com. (2019). George V. Higgins Quotes (Author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19476.George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].