Writing Tip

My dad, Donald Bain, an author of more than 120 books, loved the saying, “If I had more time, I would have written less.”

Ever since I was a little girl, starting out as a writer, following in his footsteps, I have thought about that saying often. I am not sure where he got it from, I don’t think he coined it, but in my mind, it is one of the most important pieces of advice that my dad taught to me about writing. In a nutshell, it means that the more time you have to write, the more time you have to edit out unnecessary words.

In my NYC travel guidebooks, I write pages and pages of information about restaurants, sights, hotels and give lots of NYC-related advice and tips.

In this blog, I write less–about those same wonderful NYC spots, hotels and restaurants. I have more time to do it. I don’t have deadlines breathing down my back to get these posts finished or publishers waiting for my guidebook copy.

I have the pleasure of time to share with you my love for NYC.