I Am A Petty Thief

I’ve been falsely accused of drawing too much from real life. But I am a petty thief – I take little things. And, I mean, I can hardly write 10 words before I start to make things up. I start to invent, because that’s what I want to do. I’m running away to an invented place.

Lorrie Moore Quotes – BrainyQuote. (2020). Retrieved 13 January 2020, from https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/lorrie-moore-quotes

A Novel Is More Of A Witnessing Entity

Rather than a teaching tool, I think a novel is more of a witnessing entity. A witnessing entity? What is that? I just want the reader to step in and experience it as a story.

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Marry Someone Who Thinks Writing Is Cute

When I was in graduate school, I had a teacher who said to me, ‘Women writers should marry somebody who thinks writing is cute. Because if they really realised what writing was, they would run a mile.’

Lorrie Moore Quotes – BrainyQuote. (2020). Retrieved 13 January 2020, from https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/lorrie-moore-quotes