On The Inevitable Problem of the Writing Profession

January 3rd, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

And unlike retiring from a job, one can’t simply stop being a writer.

“I always get an idea, and then I say, well, maybe I’ll just do this one. I think if the idea turned out to be a novel, it would be different. But once you do one story, you get more ideas, and pretty soon you’ve got half a book,” [Alice] Munro says. “So what are you going to do, stop there?”

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