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How to find inspiration – Anne Tyler QUOTES FOR WRITERS

…the novelist Anne Tyler likes to keep the windows open to hear ordinary life outside. She writes in longhand, then types her words out, then records her words, listens to them, and then adds to and edits the words on a computer….On the wall are printed a few lines from Richard Wilbur’s poem Walking to Sleep:

As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there,
Or a general raises his hand and is given the field-glasses,
Step off assuredly into the blank of your mind.
Something will come to you.

“I see those words as about getting an idea and making a book,” says Tyler. “I don’t get anxious. It will come to you, let it come in.”
From an interview in The Guardian on 15th February 2015

3 comments on “How to find inspiration – Anne Tyler QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. Rae Reads
    October 11, 2019

    Beautiful.

  2. Rae Reads
    October 11, 2019

    Reblogged this on Literacy and Me.

  3. Thom Hickey
    October 15, 2019

    Wise words and her books are proof of their practical value.

    Regards Thom

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