Writing Reality

Here’s an honest and lamentably true article about the difficulties of a writing life.

“…writing novels for a living is hard – unimaginably hard, for those who have not tried it. I cannot imagine that it is less complex than brain surgery, or, indeed, the proverbial rocket science. To master dialogue, description, subtext, plot, structure, character, time, point of view, beginnings, endings, theme and much besides is a Herculean labour, not made more appealing by the fact that you always – always – fail.”

– Tim Lott, in The Guardian

Sorry about that.

I’ll let you get back to work.

The horror of the blank page … Jack Nicholson at his typewriter in The Shining

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