EASY AS A, B, C . . . from BB
These little gems are Snippets from Jon Winokur’s book entitled W.O.W.: Writers on Writing. It seems—from these authors, at least—that success/failure is pretty much a balancing act:
“If your first book is a smash, your second book gets kicked in the face.” ~ John Berryman
“Failure is very difficult for a writer to bear, but very few can manage the shock of early success.” ~ Maurice Valency
“Of all the enemies of literature, success is the most insidious.” ~ Cyril Connolly
“Success and failure are equally disastrous.” ~ Tennessee Williams
“The rarest thing in literature, and the only success, is when the author disappears and his work remains.” ~ François Mauriac
See you day‑after‑tomorrow for “Tuesday’s Tutor”!