Thursday, 25 November 2010

Advice to Writers

I don't know who David McCullough is, but he said this very wise thing:

"To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard."

6 comments:

  1. Couldn't have said it better myself ... just wish I could think more clearly!

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  2. Do you know who he is, Whispering?

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  3. No...though the name rings a bell. He's probably this fellow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_McCullough

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  4. I should have said, the name rang a bell so I googled!

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  5. The quotation comes from this interview:

    "David McCullough Interview: The title always comes last"

    http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/mccullough/interview.html

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  6. Thank you, Dave. I look forward to having a proper read.

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