” I wouldn’t write anything autobiographical. If you’ve lived a life like Laurence of Arabia, it might be a consideration, but otherwise it’s a little bit vain, it seems to me. “


” Never read bad stuff if you’re an artist, it will impair your own game. “


” Today, there are more opportunities for writers in terms of access to larger success, but it’s more difficult to publish a literary novel in the lower ranges. In other words, you almost have to hit a home run. You can hit a triple, maybe, but nobody’s interested in a single. “


” You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home. “


” There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. “


” Using a first-person narrator is simply a matter of hearing the voice inside yourself. “


” When you find the right people, you never let go. The people who count are the ones who are your friends in lean times. You have all the friends you want when things are going well. “


” That’s one of the great advantages of age. You can say, I don’t want to, I don’t care, you can throw temper tantrums, and nobody minds. “


” Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work. “


” If you put somebody on a crack pipe and give them a 9 mm Baretta, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what’s going to happen next. “



All 10 James Lee Burke Quotes about You in picture


I wouldn
Never read bad stuff if you
Today, there are more opportunities for writers in terms of access to larger success, but it
You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home.
There
Using a first-person narrator is simply a matter of hearing the voice inside yourself.
When you find the right people, you never let go. The people who count are the ones who are your friends in lean times. You have all the friends you want when things are going well.
That
Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.
If you put somebody on a crack pipe and give them a 9 mm Baretta, you don

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