On Writing

A Memoir of the Craft

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  • “I am when you stop to think of it, a member of a fairly select group. The final handful of American novelists who learned to read and write before they learned to eat a daily helping of video bullshit. This might not be important. On the other hand, if you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than to strip your television’s electrical plugwire, wrap a spike around it and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows and how far. Just an idea.”