by wjw on June 29, 2016

I’m fully engaged in trying to finish a novel, while also preparing for this year’s Taos Toolbox, so I’ve not been posting much here.

I recently came across a quote from Vladimir Nabokov: “In a first-rate work of fiction the real clash is not between the characters but between the author and the world.”

I’m inclined to agree with him, but what do you think?

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Susan Beaty June 30, 2016 at 10:47 pm

If you’re not posting because you’re finishing a novel that sounds like a worthwhile trade-off to me!

The Nabokov quote is interesting and I can see how life could interfere with writing and writing interfere with life, but I think that happens to all of us when we’re under a deadline. In my case, it’s April 15th every year; doing other people’s tax returns really cuts into the rest of my life. Cuts into my reading time way too much.

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