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Yeah, this is great. But I would quit while you’re ahead. Really, it’s an awful field. Just torture. Awful. You write and write, and you have to throw almost all of it away because it’s not any good. I would say just stop now. You don’t want to do this to yourself. That’s my advice to you.

Phillip Roth’s advice to newly-published author Julian Tepper

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Some good writerly advice I almost never remember follow (to my detriment)

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