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September 5, 2002
The New York Times is running an excerpt of a new book by an established author, just to give the reader a taste of his style and a feel for the story line. As I read, the same thing occurred to me that almost always occurs to me when I read novels. “Damn, I could do this. This really doesn’t seem that hard.” I believe that the hardest thing about writing is not developing a style, plot and characters, but maintaining the discipline to sit down on a daily basis and put word to paper, or type to computer screen.