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«A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.»
Author: Ring Lardner
«The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.»
«Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.»
«Dear Miss .I have read about sixteen pages of your manuscript ... I suffered exactly the same treatment at the hands of my teachers who disliked me for my independence and passed over me when they wanted assistants ... keep your manuscript for your s»
Author: Albert Einstein
«The syndicates take the strip and sell it to newspapers and split the income with the cartoonists. Syndicates are essentially agents. Now, can you imagine a novelist giving his literary agent the ownership of his characters and all reprint, television, and movie rights before the agent takes the manuscript to a publisher? Obviously, an author would have to be a raving lunatic to agree to such a deal, but virtually every cartoonist does exactly that when a syndicate demands ownership before agreeing to sell the strip to newspapers.»
Author: Bill Watterson
, literary agent
, Raving Lunatic
, The Agent
«Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! / That Youth's sweet-scented Manuscript should close!»
«If you invent two or three people and turn them loose in your manuscript, something is bound to happen to them - you can't help it; and then it will take you the rest of the book to get them out of the natural consequences of that occurrence, and so»
Author: Mark Twain
, Something Happened
, the book
, The Natural
, Two and Three