Advice from the Masters: Bernard Malamud

Aug 27, 2014 | Better Writing

Yesterday, I wrote a mini-review of Mason Curry’s book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. The last person covered in the book is Bernard Malamud. That’s where he shares this bit of advice:

“Eventually everyone learns his or her own best way. The real mystery to crack is you.”

Every writer is different because every human being is different. You can get ideas from the way other people work but you’ve got to keep trying to find out what works for you. Once you do that, you’re still not done because your circumstances may change over time.

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