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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bricklayers and Surgeons Need Not Apply

So of course it would be downright rude not to include William Faulkner. Although let it be known that he can be a bit prickly when it comes to interviews or publicity. Anyway Dead Beat has a way with him and managed to squeeze from him these few words of advice.

"Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, be wants to beat him."

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