The Best Piece of Advice I Heard At the Baltimore Book Festival

So I went to BBF last weekend (pictures should be up on the website soon) and I heard a great quote from Sophie Perinot (her book the Sister Queens can be bought http://www.amazon.com/Sister-Queens-Sophie-Perinot/dp/0451235703 and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sister-queens-sophie-perinot/1102497709?ean=9780451235701&itm=1&usri=sophie%2bperinot) who got it from Bernard Cornwell at the Historical Novel Society’s North American Conference in Albany (Thanks Sophie for sending me the proper reference!)

Here it is – the best writing advice I’ve ever heard:

YOUR DENTIST DOESN’T GET
DENTIST BLOCK
NOW DOES HE?
SO WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?

For those of you who are curious– this is currently hanging up on my wall over my computer so that I can see it every single time I sit down.

One comment on “The Best Piece of Advice I Heard At the Baltimore Book Festival

  1. Sophie Perinot on said:

    It was Bernard Cornwell, lol. He said it at the Historical Novel Society North American Conference in Albany a few years back. It made me laugh but then, like you, it made me think. I agree it is one for the wall :)