I think all writers like to read about writing. I’m no exception. I’ve recently been caught by The Art of Fiction series in the Paris Review. It’s so great that I’m sure I’m just behind the times here. But if anyone out there hasn’t discovered it yet, I wanted to share.
Check out the interview with Gabriel Garcia Marquez here. It’s my favorite so far (will I finally get to reading 100 Years of Solitude?).
“Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry…Both are very hard work. Writing something is almost as hard as making a table. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. Both are full of tricks and techniques. Basically very little magic and a lot of hard work are involved. And as Proust, I think, said, it takes ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.