What would a famous science fiction writer say about the art of writing? Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) said plenty on the subject. The Russian-American award-winning author wrote Fantastic Voyage, I, Robot, Nemesis, The Currents of Space, The End of Eternity, The Foundation Trilogy, The Gods Themselves, and more.
“If you want to be a prolific writer, you have to be a single-minded, driven, non-stop person. Sounds horrible, doesn't it? Well, then, concentrate on being a good writer, and leave prolific for those poor souls who can't help it.”
The famous author also expressed his opinion about editorial rejections:
“Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil – but there is no way around them.”
Hey, if Asimov could survive an editor’s thumbs’ down, then maybe the rest of us can grow thicker skins too.
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