Friday, September 30, 2011

Son of the Gothic South

"Work is the only device I know of [for improving one's technique]. Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."

Truman Capote said that. I especially like that last sentence. It is his birthday today. Any excuse for cake. But I'm not lighting 87 candles. Not even for Tru.

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