John McNally Quotes: If You Want To Be A Fiction Writer You

If You Want To Be A Fiction Writer, You Need To Start Reading Like A Fiction Writer. To Do So, You Need To Learn About Craft So That The Next Time You Pick Up A Contemporary Short Story, You're Reading It Not As An Abstraction Floating In Formaldehyde, Existing Simply For The Theorist's Dull Scalpel To Saw On, But As A Concrete Thing Constructed Out Of Words And Shaped By Syntax, Brought To Life By A Writer Who Made Several Thousand Choices, Some Large, Some Small, Before Letting That Imperfect Beauty, The Story, Walk On Its Own Two Feet.
— John McNally —

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