Told by an idiot

As every real literary person knows, brevity is not only the soul of wit, it is the absolute sine qua non of the literary art. The most essential part of writing is cutting.

Some fools and philistines think the most essential part of writing is writing: on the silly grounds that until you have written something, you have nothing to cut. This is an error.

My latest manuscript consists of 500 sheets of blank paper, and I am cutting it already.

I am making it into paper dolls.

They are going to be the most critically acclaimed paper dolls in all of literature.

    H. Smiggy McStudge


  1. And here we thought literature was exhausted, and we had no recourse but to return to the old workhorses of plot, character, setting, and theme, in hopes we could pass them off as new to an audience unaccustomed to them.

  2. *grin* Thanks for the chuckle.

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