Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Quotation of the Week: Anne Enright

"The only way to write a book, I’m fond of telling people, is to actually write a book. That’s how you write a book."

--Anne Enright
Q & A after a reading from The Gathering
Seattle Public Library, February 19, 2008

Source: Quoterly.net, "quotes to write by," a resource from Angela Jane Fountas


Theresa Milstein said...

That quote sums it up. I can't be the only writer that comes across people who say, "I've always wanted to write a novel," each time I say that I write books.

Wanting to write is one thing, writing is another, and submitting the writing (and all that it entails) is yet another.

JoanBailey said...

I love this quote. It really is just so true. If you want to do it, then sit down and do it. I still find myself sometimes struggling with just that - waiting for the right moment, mood, or whatever - and forgetting that I need to make it happen by just doing it sometimes. Thanks!

Erika D. said...

So glad that it resonates!

Lisa Romeo said...

I guess Nike has been telling us this all along, huh?