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Friday, February 6, 2015

Anne Tyler

Has a new book coming. What an absolutely gorgeous cover!

CLICK RIGHT HERE to read a super interview and essay from the Wall Street Journal about her and her writing.

Love this:

She treats her creativity as a leap of faith. She won’t read her reviews, worried that, good or bad, they will interfere with her work. Over her desk, where she writes novels in longhand, she keeps a quote from the poet Richard Wilbur, which reads in part: “Step off assuredly into the blank of your mind. Something will come to you.”

You might also like:

This, about her writing. 

And an Anne Tyler quote, from one of my very earliest posts:

"All really satisfying stories, I believe, can generally be described as spend-thrift... A spendthrift story has a strange way of seeming bigger than the sum of its parts; it is stuffed full; it gives the sense of possessing further information that could be divulged if called for."


Carol Baldwin said...

Agreed about the cover and the quote. I've often thought of my beginning to write fiction as a blind leap of faith. Glad I'm not the only one!

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Ah, I am an Anne Tyler fan. And yeah - that is a fabulous cover Thanks for the link, Augusta!

Augusta Scattergood said...

I'm excited to read this one. Soon!