Quote I enjoyed:
“Ninety percent of good writing is rewriting.”Charles Johnson
Book excerpt I was thinking about:
“Writing is selection. Just to start a piece of writing you have to choose one word and only one from more than a million in the language. Now keep going. What is your next word? Your next sentence, paragraph, section, chapter? Your next ball of fact. You select what goes in and you decide what stays out. At base you have only one criterion: If something interests you, it goes in—if not, it stays out. That’s a crude way to assess things, but it’s all you’ve got.” (John McPhee, Draft No. 4)
This struck me as some of the best decision-making/life advice I have ever heard.
Robert Macfarlane on ‘The Living Mountain’
Just listen to this little 4 minute clip. I bought the book.
🗒 Note to get out into the hills sometime soon. Look for a walking club maybe?