if you’re going to try, go all the way. otherwise, don’t even start. if you’re going to try, go all the way. this could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs and maybe your mind. go all the way. it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days. it could mean freezing on a park […]
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“Writing is something that you can never do as well as it can be done. It is a perpetual challenge and it is more difficult than anything else that I have ever done – so I do it.” – Ernest Hemingway, 1935, Selected Letters
“So great is the bounty with which (man) has been treated that he may now, perhaps, fairly dare to guess that in Fantasy he may actually assist in the effoliation and multiple enrichment of creation. All tales may come true .” – J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories, 1947
On Writing “This isn’t the Ouija board or the spirit-world we’re talking about here, but just another job like laying pipe or driving long-haul trucks.” – Stephen King
Those of you who have been reading “McCullough Writes” for a while may remember my tale of guest-speaking at a local high school. Well, I recently had the privilege of embarking on yet another adventure as visiting author; this time, at Cranberry Junior-Senior High School–my old Alma Mater! With a visitor’s badge and a briefcase […]
For a writer, sharing words is not an unusual experience. Until, that is, a writer is asked to speak about his words. If you want to see a rapid transformation from author to deer in the headlights, just ask this question: “What’s your book about?” How to answer such a question has been the conundrum of many […]