Raymond Thornton Chandler On Writing

RAYMOND CHANDLER

 Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959)

The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off.