Because NaNo (just under 13,000 words so far) is eating my brain, I’m even less prepared than normal for a Friday post. So I’m once again turning to John Irving’s interview in The Paris Review back in 1986: “Reviews are only important when no one knows who you are.” What say you?
Last night, I found myself reading an old interview with John Irving (The World According to Garp, In One Person, and one of my all-time favorite books, A Prayer for Owen Meany), and he had this to say: “Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep searching for casualties. The […]