Thursday, June 12, 2008

aspiring novelists beware!

while checking a fact for a project I've been working on with the children, i came across the following quote from the author allegra goodman:

"creative-writing teachers are always telling to you to write about what you know, so now we have countless novels that sound like unedited therapy sessions. At some point you have to move beyond that. You have to know more, you have to learn more. If we all wrote about our childhood forever, books would be rather monotonous." (ny times 15th jan, 2006)

well, there goes two-thirds of the novella so far :-)

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