Ernest Hemingway said, ‘The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-resistant shit detector.’
My sign is looking a little worn out now. I put it up above my screen in November 2007 after spending a weekend at Westminster College, London. Together with 200 or so other would-be writers, actors and optimists, I took part in Robert McKee’s Story Seminar. I would recommend the course to anyone who is interested in writing or telling a story in any form.
The sign I’d recommend to everyone. Just imagine how following this mantra would improve email communication across the world?