Conversing in the hallway, aka the neutral zone.
“Always read with a pen in your hands, not beside you on the table, but actually in your hand, ready, armed … Put a question mark by everything you find suspect. Underline anything you really appreciate. Feel free to write ‘splendid,’ but also, ‘I don’t believe a word of it.’ And even ‘bullshit.'”
~ Tim Parks, Novelist – Born: December 19, 1954
“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”
~ Ursula K. Le Guin, Author – Born: October 21, 1929
William Zinsser – American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher 1922-2005
“Why don’t you write books people can read?”
– Nora Joyce to her husband James (1882-1941)