Thursday, December 31, 2009

In Case You Haven't Seen It Yet...

This article by Ann Patchett has been linked to on a bunch of blogs (which is how I found it), but if you're a writer and you haven't seen it yet, you might enjoy reading it.

This is my favorite line from it, about the repetition involved in writing and revision:
"The process of writing books is somewhat akin to a very long police interrogation in which the detective leans over the table littered with the butt ends of cigarettes and cold coffee in Styrofoam cups and says for the 87th time, 'Now let's go over this again.'" --Ann Patchett

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