Quote Of The Day – Wonked Edition

Creative writing teachers should be purged until every last instructor who has uttered the words “Write what you know” is confined to a labor camp. Please, talented scribblers, write what you don’t. The blind guy with the funny little harp who composed The Iliad , how much combat do you think he saw?

P.J. O’Rourke, in The Washington Post, from his shredding of blogger Ana Marie Cox’s first novel.

Blaming the uncle for the sins of the nephew
Nonsense Poll Numbers

11 Comments

  1. McGehee January 10, 2006
  2. jc January 10, 2006
  3. Dan S January 10, 2006
  4. triticale January 10, 2006
  5. McGehee January 10, 2006
  6. OregonMuse January 10, 2006
  7. machs January 10, 2006
  8. SCSIwuzzy January 10, 2006
  9. Mikey January 11, 2006
  10. Josh Cohen January 11, 2006
  11. -S- January 11, 2006