Literary Birthday – 31 July – Kim Newman

Happy Birthday, Kim Newman, born 31 July 1959.

Four Quotes

  1. Writing. It’s a trivial pursuit, hardly worth the effort, inconsequential on any cosmic level. It’s just blood and sweat and guts and bone hauled out of our bodies and fed through a typewriter to slosh all over the plate.
  2. Good things come to an end, bad things have to be stopped.
  3. Dullards would have you believe that once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth… but to a mathematical mind, the impossible is simply a theorem yet to be solved. We must not eliminate the impossible, we must conquer it, suborn it to our purpose.
  4. My tip for beginning freelancers is to write to the word-length, fit the template of whatever publication you’re writing for and deliver the copy well before the deadline.

Kim Newman is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. He is the author of Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles and the Dracula series – Anno Dracula. Follow him on Twitter: @AnnoDracula

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Posted on: 31st July 2015