A to Z Challenge 2015 · An Encouraging Word · Christopher Morley

S is for Sell

Celebrating the A to Z Blogging Challenge with quotations on the writing life.

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When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue—you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night—there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.

Christopher Morley

I am increasingly aware that time–free time, in particular–is a precious commodity. The fact that someone would spend theirs reading my novels is both humbling and motivating.

Readers deserve my very best as a storyteller–they deserve a real book.

Photo: Paul Hamilton (Creative Commons Flickr). Image is link.

5 thoughts on “S is for Sell

  1. The two commodities that are accounted for closely by the average middle-aged person like me are their hard-earned cash and time. If I waste either of those, shame on me.

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  2. That reminds me of some writing advice Diane Duane passed along: “Remember that you’re trying to convince somebody to buy your book instead with his beer money. If you don’t do your best to give him more satisfaction than that beer would have, you should feel ashamed of yourself and do better next time!

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