Gems & Dross

ZafonSpanish bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon, who has recently published The Prisoner of Heaven, has made an interesting comment about writing in an interview for The Listener:

“It’s hard work, writing … Honestly, a fight every day against your own limitations. You have to squeeze books out of your brain, you’re constantly trying to solve challenges. I think most writers enjoy the feeling of having written something, rather than the process of writing it.”

I would add that the process itself is the fascinating part of writing – seeing what pops out of the ether or from one’s muddled brain. Gems, as well as dross …

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