Shut up and write

I’m sure the Sarvas-Newton mutual admiration society is getting on everyone’s nerves, but the proprietor of The Elegant Variation was interviewed at Joe Bloggs yesterday. This is my favorite part:

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

I used to drink at this Los Angeles bar called the Cat and the Fiddle with my dear friend Eric, and after he’d listen patiently to my complaining and whining and moaning about the various difficulties and injustices of the writing life, he’d give me an unimpressed look and say, “Shut up and write.” Shut up and write. Words I live by, to this day.


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