Sunday, January 20, 2013

Square 1 - NYer Quote

"You would think that by then I would have developed some confidence in  writing a new story, but I hadn't, and never would.  To lack confidence at the outset seems rational to me.  It doesn't matter that something you've done before worked out well.  Your last piece is never going to write your next one for you.  Square 1 does not become Square 2, just Square 1 squared and cubed."

John McPhee, The New Yorker, January 14, 2013
The Writing Life
Structure
Beyond the picnic-table crisis

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