Bill Peschel’s Scalzi on Writing, Digested, in which he boils down my writing book to 500 very amusingly snarky words:
To be a writer, be just like me. I’m goddamn brilliant. I work hard, have lots of contacts in the industry, and I never, ever rewrite. I work it all out in my head, with the help of hour-long showers. You need to work hard and be confident in yourself. I’ve been told I have my head up my ass. They’re probably right, but I’m a published author. I make over $100,000 a year and have for several years. Do you? No? So shut up.
That sounds nothing like me. Nothing!