Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The First Trick of the Trade Is to Learn the Trade

“You begin with a subject, gather material, and work your way to structure from there. You pile up volumes of notes and then figure out what you are going to do with them, not the other way around.” — John McPhee

1 comment:

Rick said...

I had almost 2 years sea time on tankers and freighters, and I still managed to learn quite a bit about the US Merchant Marine when I read his "Looking For a Ship."