Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A novelist should produce no more than three works in a given lifetime: one to celebrate the uniqueness of personal experience; another to espouse a philosophy for future generations; and a third that contributes to the canon of death and dying.

Anything more is mere vanity. Or careerism.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Surprisingly, the difference between a good short story and a bad short story is much less than the difference between a good banana and a bad banana.