Any Serious Reader Has A First Great Book

I suspect any serious reader has a first great book, just the way anybody has a first kiss.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Cunningham Quotes (Author of The Hours). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1432.Michael_Cunningham [Accessed 6 Nov. 2019].

Language Is Equal Parts Meaning And Music

Language in fiction is made up of equal parts meaning and music. The sentences should have rhythm and cadence, they should engage and delight the inner ear.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Cunningham Quotes (Author of The Hours). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1432.Michael_Cunningham [Accessed 6 Nov. 2019].

If You Really Loved A Book You Want It Again

If you’ve really loved a book, or a movie for that matter, really loved it, what you want is that same book again, but as if you’ve never read it. And when you get something unfamiliar, you feel betrayed.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Cunningham Quotes (Author of The Hours). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1432.Michael_Cunningham [Accessed 6 Nov. 2019].

Keep Zapping And Zapping The English Language

I revise constantly, as I go along and then again after I’ve finished a first draft. Few of my novels contain a single sentence that closely resembles the sentence I first set down. I just find that I have to keep zapping and zapping the English language until it starts to behave in some way that vaguely matches my intentions.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Cunningham Quotes (Author of The Hours). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1432.Michael_Cunningham [Accessed 6 Nov. 2019].