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Tweetable Interview #2: That wall in front of you

In the ongoing effort to conserve energy and… well, words, we make the foray into our second Tweetable interview. Let’s pretend we conducted the interview on Twitter, because I know people do that. Concise and terse people–people I admire from afar.  Anyway, the unreasonably talented Erika Krouse (Come Up and See Me Some Time) is going to be spending every other Saturday morning rehashing what some of our great writers have said about writing in her workshop, Writers on Writing, starting this weekend. I got the scoop.

Q: Why read what other writers say about writing? Isn’t that procrastination in its most insidious form?

This is Erika. Just because she's had fiction in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and --oh--in an award-winning collection, doesn't mean she's not nice. She's totally nice. And tweetable.

This is Erika. Just because she’s had fiction in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and –oh–in an award-winning collection, doesn’t mean she’s not nice. She’s totally nice. And tweetable.

A: Ah, but we’ll be writing, too! And feeling very intellectual and inspired while we’re doing it.

Q: Who are some of the writers you’ll be reading?

A: We’ll discuss works and excerpts from Ernest Hemingway, Federico Garcia Lorca, Flannery O’Connor, Rainer Maria Rilke, Eudora Welty, Virginia Woolf, Jack London, Anton Chekhov and Albert Camus. 

Q: A preview quote?

A1: I’m a quote junkie, so I can’t just give you one:

A2:“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

A3: “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf

A4: “If you look at anything long enough, say just that wall in front of you — it will come out of that wall.” – Anton Chekhov

A5: “I write to discover what I know.” –  Flannery O’Connor


See how we broke up the quotes into tweetbytes? Still a couple spots in Writers on Writing: Works from Classic Writers on four alternating Saturday mornings (to give time to read and reflect). Donuts and coffee not required but recommended. Oh, and feel free to lend us more good quotes!

3 comments on “Tweetable Interview #2: That wall in front of you

  1. fancydrew
    March 26, 2013

    Up to now I’ve only been worried about procrastination in its most obvious forms (sad trombone noise).

    • andreadupree
      March 26, 2013

      There’s room for you, too, in our procrastinators hall of fame! Plus, with practice you’ll get better at worrying about more things.

  2. Pingback: Tweetable Writing Tips #2 | Home of the Young Writer

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