there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. Writing advice from the essay: One of the fears a young writer has is not being able to write as well as he or she wants to, the fear of not being able to sound like X or Y, a favorite author. Stay consistent with the mood of the story. Writing tips from the essay: Short, distinct sentences are often the most powerful ones: He had a deathbed, in other words.
My fear seemed to be undefeatable. Writing tips from the essay: Write about complicated ideas (such as poetry) in a simple way. George Orwell A Hanging Its just another day in Burma time to hang a man. But out of fear, hopefully, is born a young writers voice. Thats pulp literature but in context of NYC it always sounds cool. Its better underestimate the lingo of your readers than to overestimate. Childhood stories can be the most powerful ones. Talk about the human experience: It did occur to me to call the desk and ask that the air conditioner be turned off, I never called, because I did not know how much to tip whoever might comewas anyone ever so young?