"(F)or all of our budding writers reading this, wondering how they can become a successful writer, Paul Harding considered the objective and opened his last words of wisdom."
“Write the kinds of stories you like to read. Don’t write for people who won’t like the kind of story you like to write. Don’t waste time with coy notions about wanting to take up a reader’s time; that’s exactly what your job is as a writer. The trick is to take up the reader’s time well.”
Paul Harding was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his first novel, Tinkers.