Thursday, June 3, 2010

Writing Wisdom: Ernest Gaines

I’m off in beautiful Spartanburg, SC, teaching in the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, so I’m posting some of my favorite quotations about writing. I’ll be back to blogging around June 15ish.

Ernest Gaines led my workshop one of the years I was at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and I wrote this down in my notebook and underlined it about a million times:

“Write with fire and edit with ice.” ~~Ernest Gaines


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