Rick Killian

Lessons from a ghost . . .

Discipline is the ability
to make yourself do something
you don’t want to do
in order to get a result
you really want to get.

—Andy Andrews

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I find the line,
“Write what you know,”
extremely unhelpful. . . .
I think, in fact, writing what
you can dare to research
and imagine is a far
better line to live by.  

—Emma Donoghue,
The 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop

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To hell with last words.
Let’s try to make
one sentence
that’s rightly positioned
within a manageable context
so that we can utter it
to somebody else
and they’ll understand it.

—Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry discusses life

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Finding Your Best Path to Getting Published

Finding Your Best Path to Getting Published

After spending more than twenty years helping people get their books into print, I have seen the industry pivot a few times. Here’s how I explain the process to authors who come to me today looking to get published. …

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I would stand and
look out over
the roofs of Paris
and think, “Do not worry.
You have always written
before and
you will write now.
All you have to do is write
one true sentence.
Write the truest sentence
that you know.”

—Ernest Hemingway
A Moveable Feast

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