Creative Writing: For People Who Can’t Not Write

Lindskoog, Kathryn

Zondervan, 1989

p. 40

“A good writer is a graceful guest in the reader’s brain.”  Cites Hemingway: “Easy writing makes hard reading.”  The writer hasn’t worked at it.  And the reverse is true too: hard writing (i.e., the kind of writing the author has suffered over) makes easy reading.