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Those who can, do. Those who can’t, write novels.

“Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t, and then tries the short story, which is the most demanding form after poetry. And, failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing.” – William Faulkner (interview with Jean Stein in Paris Review)

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  1. Yep, this is exactly why I write novels. The other stuff is over my head.

    • admin admin

      It’s all over my head, but I never let that stop me.

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