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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

H. L. Mencken on the Fiction Writer

What are the hallmarks of a competent writer of fiction? The first, it seems to me, is that he should be immensely interested in human beings, and have an eye sharp enough to see into them, and a hand clever enough to draw them as they are.

H. L. Mencken in H. L. Mencken on American Literature, edited by H. L. Mencken and S. T. Joshi, 2002 

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