Saturday, January 05, 2013

True Writing Quote

From Walter Hingley:

"Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer—he bides his time, waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. Delay is instinctive with him. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along. I have no warm-up exercises, other than to take an occasional drink. I am apt to let something simmer for a while in my mind before trying to put it into words. I walk around, straightening pictures on the wall, rugs on the floor—as though not until everything in the world was lined up and perfectly true could anybody reasonably expect me to set a word down on paper."

E B White, Paris Review interview


Anonymous said...

Great review from Tom Davis. Particularly liked his articulation of the artistic connection between you and Gorbatov. Congratulations! Daniel

P.S. Can't read the other review, too small and blurry.

Steve Bodio said...

D; if you right/ double click/ "Open in another window" (twice?) it will get bigger than it was ever.

I like TD's Gorb insight & agree. Those who pray should spare one for VG, spending New Year's in a Moscow hospital waiting an op on an aneurism.