Also on these boards
"Read, read, read. Read everything--trash, classics, good and bad and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the masters. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window." William Faulkner
Want shelves like this? Yes, of course I do. Get me a ladder, my purple fainting couch, a lamp, a pot of tea. Then leave me alone for a long time!