Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Found: A Very Good Simile

"The process of writing books is somewhat akin to a very long police interrogation in which the detective leans over the table littered with the butt ends of cigarettes and cold coffee in Styrofoam cups and says for the 87th time, 'Now let's go over this again.'"

Ann Patchett
from a great article on writing resolutions at The Washington Post


  1. Ditto Natlie's comment: Amen! I'm saving this quote for inspiration later on down the line. Because I have this feeling I'll need it. :)

  2. Taht 's a great quote. I saw your name on Natalie's list and had to come visit.