Sitting on the cracked brownstone steps, Jim is admiring the ladies of the evening.
Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way around, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.
Out of razor blades, Jim opts to use the next best thing; a machete.
Jim is having a wonderful conversation with the bathroom mirror.
A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.
-Edgar Allan Poe
Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.
I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.