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«No matter your starting point—a love story, buddy tale, mystery, quest—you can do like the great innovators do: Bend it. Amp it. Drive it. Strip it.»
Umberto Eco (1932–2016) was one of the bestselling authors of all time. In Confessions of a Young Novelist, he shares some unique advice for writing fiction.
«Having created an entire world, you will then have a clear sense of the kind of language to use within it.»
If we’re already working in isolation at home, why do we miss working with our heads similarly down in a public setting?
Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland Umberto Eco knew a great many things. Indeed too many things, at least according to his critics:
«Hold those quotes. Emerson aptly said, “I hate quotes. Tell me only what you know.”»
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To match the volume of writing Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for 25 years.
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