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August 25, 2014

Lev Grossman - How not to write your first novel

"I was trying to write about what I knew, which in itself probably wasn’t a bad idea, but I was mistaken about what that was. I thought that what I knew most about was myself, but I could not have been more wrong. I didn’t know the first thing about myself, and Maine wasn’t going to teach me. You don’t learn about yourself by being alone, you learn about yourself from other people."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 25, 2014 06:47 AM