Thursday, July 24, 2014

Written warning

Thinking of writing a novel? If your motive is fame, fortune, immortality, the potential for having your ego stroked or a sense of personal achievement, then let Spanish novelist Javier Marias talk you out of putting yourself through the effort. Still, at least he does concede that if you prefer living in a fictional world than in the real world, then the life of a novelist may just be for you.

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