Monday, May 26, 2008

Hay festival: Hanif Kureishi on the Writing Life

Well, this is truly inspiring. I shall print this quote out and stick it above my desk!
The author [Hanif Kureishi] also said that when he goes to his desk each morning to commence writing, he thinks to himself: "Why am I doing this? Shall I commit suicide."


Full and amusing article: Kureishi slams creative writing courses
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4 comments:

Nik's Blog said...

Thanks for the link, Tania, I enjoyed that.

Nik

RustyNeurons said...

Hello Tania, I have been frequenting your blog of late and I thoroughly enjoy your posts. As a start-up (a complete infant at that) writer, I find your posts inspire and help me.

Tania Hershman said...

Nik, you gotta love his eternal optimism, eh?

RustyNeurons - thanks so much for stopping by, it's lovely to know you've been reading my blog posts and that they might be helpful. That's the aim, I guess, as well as giving me an outlet to vent. Best of luck with your writing, I look forward to reading your blog.

Women Rule Writer said...

Kureishi is so funny in that report. I'd like to have been there. He sounds like my kind of guy: grumpy, honest, impatient. Which is kind of me too. My kind of writer, maybe...