Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Horace On Writing

Even in the Classical World, where people went by only one name, there was debate about writing and publishing. Horace recommended waiting nine years before deciding whether to publish a manuscript.

"Let it be kept until the ninth year, the manuscript put away at home; you may destroy whatever you haven't published; once out, what you've said can't be stopped."


1 comment:

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