“Don’t be one of those writers who sentence themselves to a lifetime of sucking up to Nabokov.”

Writing advice from Geoff Dyer, in The Guardian. Also:

“Do it every day. Make a habit of putting your observations into words and gradually this will become instinct. This is the most important rule of all and, naturally, I don’t follow it.”

And from Roddy Doyle:

“Do not place a photograph of your ¬≠favourite author on your desk, especially if the author is one of the famous ones who committed suicide.”

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