A Picador Paperback Original How do great writers do it? From James M. Cain's hard-nosed observation that "writing a novel is like working on foreign policy. There are problems to be solved. It's not all inspirational," to Joan Didion's account of how she composes a book--"I constantly... read more
“I don't really like chitchat....It's very human, but if there's going to be talk I want it to be interesting....All of the things that people are shamed by or don't think they've succeeded in -- I don't want to know about that. I really like to meet people, to be with people, but I don't want to be chatting all the time. --Jack Gilbert, poet”
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