Law and Conversation

March 12, 2010

What Writers Need

Filed under: Books and writing — Helen Gunnarsson @ 2:01 pm
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Love Matt Shoard’s post here  on The Guardian’s Books Blog on what he thinks writers need.  Contrary to what Virginia Woolf said, it’s not money and a room of one’s own:

 Real writers need frustration. They need embarrassment. They need cold, uncomfortable rooms, miles from a mobile [ed. Or Internet!] signal. There should be an infestation of at least one parasite, a backlog of warnings from the Student Loans Company and just enough coffee for what Don DeLillo calls “an occasional revelation”.

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