* “don’t do” in The Spooky Art by Norman Mailer

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 9, 2007

  • The moment you moralize in your novel, your book is no longer moral.  It has become pious, and piety corrodes morality. 
  • Don’t go into your protagonist’s thoughts until you have something to say about his inner life that is more interesting than the reader’s suppositions

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