Quotes (9)

Short stories are designed to deliver their impact in as few pages as possible. A tremendous amount is left out, and a good short story writer learns to include only the most essential information.
Orson Scott Card

I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
Truman Capote

It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.
C. J. Cherryh

I refuse to write the same story twice. I keep experimenting. I keep learning how to work. I’ve been at it pretty much 50 years, and I’m now beginning to learn how to do the job well.
Harlan Ellison