Wednesday, July 06, 2011

In Short

"It seems to me that when you write a short story, you have to cut off both the beginning and the end. We writers do most of our lying in those spaces. You must write shorter, to make it as short as possible.”

- Anton Chekhov

(from: the NYRB blog)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do not know much about writing, but whats your take on what Chekhov has said based on your experience while penning Etudes?