Thursday, 21 June 2012

Great writing advice from Richard Ford

OK, it's not actually from him as such (the words come from a character in his new novel Canada) but they might as well.

Not to hunt too hard for hidden or opposite meanings but to look as much as possible straight at the things you can see in broad daylight.

Sage advice, whoever it comes from


  1. Sage advice indeed, thanks for quoting it! Hope your own writing is going well. What did you think of Canada? I haven't read it but I'm intrigued.

    I'm also slightly overwhelmed by the volume of exciting new fiction at the moment - I think my next purchase will be James Kelman's new novel Mo Said She Was Quirky. Really looking forward to that.

  2. I have to confess I haven't read it yet - that quote jumped out at me from a review of it I saw