Novel Writing

book1“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.” ~Flannery O’Connor

From Goodreads ― Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

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4 thoughts on “Novel Writing

  1. Have never heard this!! And here I am dying to start mine. Lol Sobering quote. Shows that closing that office door and writing deserves respect and understanding if not – at the end of the process all you might have in life is a stupid novel.

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