Month: February 2008

  • Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin. – Victor Kiam

  • Humor: the opposite of me

    “The problem with being funny,” she said, “is that then no one thinks of you sexually. Unless you’re funny about sex. But personally, I’d rather sex be good than funny.” I’m not sure whether I can work that into a story or not, but it came to me in the shower a few nights ago,…

  • (quote)

    I don’t really know who Edward Albee is, but I like what he said: Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.

  • The four obstacles

    I just finished reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (in English, not the original Portuguese). I had a hard time getting into its style, which some people compare to that of Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, but I think the big difference is… about 180 pages. You can get away with being crisp (in terms of…