last word on revision

October 28, 2008

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
–Dr. Seuss

Singing Cats (endpaper from Cat in the Hat songbook)
Singing Cats (endpaper from Cat in the Hat songbook)
Dr. Seuss is my hero for a lot of reasons. The perfect quote above is one of those reasons. Also, I collect his art. I admire his career. Did you know, he never took an advance from a publisher? Which probably makes him a hero to publishers as well…
 
 

 

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  • One time I was busy writing on my laptop while sitting on the sidelines of a boy scout meeting. A little boy about 3 kept coming to visit me and asked what I was doing. When I told him I was writing a book he looked at me with wide-eyed wonder and said, “I know who you are. You’re Dr. Seuss!”

  • Cat(s) seems to have a healthy arm(s)….not a multicolored one(s)! How is yours? P.S. I LOVE “green eggs and ham”..especially on St. Pat’s Day!

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