Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Dorothy Parker's advice to aspiring writers

As an addendum to today's post on breaking in:  


7 comments:

thesamechris said...

This goes so well with the blonde in the front row.

It's too funny, I can't laugh.

William Gallagher said...

Just to say, I love and admire Parker's line that: "Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat." Partly because so many of us writers quote her saying that without realising she just called us asses. Oh, to write as well as she did.

You're not so bad yourself.

PalinDrome said...

Dorthy Parker SMASH!!!

Cap'n Bob said...

She'd be one of my guests at a fantasy dinner with people from history.

Johnny Walker said...

Funny, but it'd ring truer if Ken wasn't such a happy and content guy! :)

Anonymous said...

"I once asked this literary agent what kind of writing paid the best. He said, 'ransom notes.'"
Harry Zimm, Get Shorty

Ellen said...

Hi, Ken. I run the Dorothy Parker page on Facebook that this is from. I'm thrilled you're sharing it. If you ever want to send your followers to the page, that would be great. The url is https://www.facebook.com/DorothyParkerQuotes.

Ellen