Posts tagged ‘James Michener’

March 7, 2013

Quote of the Day: James Michener

I have never thought of myself as a good writer. Anyone who wants reassurance of that should read one of my first drafts. But I’m one of the world’s great rewriters.
I find that three or four readings are required to comb out the cliches, line up pronouns with their antecedents, and insure agreement in number between subject and verbs… I can never recall anything of mine that’s ever been printed in less than three drafts.
You write that first draft really to see how it’s going to come out.

May 30, 2011

Quote of the Day: James Michener

I love writing.  I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.

April 7, 2011

Quote of the Day: James Michener

I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.