Run While You Still Can

Advice for Young Writers

Reach big, read widely, and, most of all, never give up even when that’s what the adults around you think you should do.

There’s a time-honored tradition in writing, whether it be a science fiction story, a newspaper article, or a brief speech, that you open with an attention-grabbing sentence that will keep the audience reading or listening.

I’m going to break with that tradition this evening. My opening line will be this: