Others of the family, however, got hold of the manuscript and read enough of it to decide it was rather good, though of course they had to be a little patronizing about a mere writer, especially an unknown one, while at the same time nourishing the secret wonderment of all healthy-minded Philistines that the act of writing can be protracted throughout three hundred pages.
~ Random Harvest, page 94
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by christineplouvier | November 20, 2018 · 11:43 am
Another Author’s Insight: James Hilton (1900-1954)
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by christineplouvier | October 23, 2015 · 1:45 pm
The Real Reason to Write Well.
We do not know, we cannot be sure, that the real world is good. But the world of a great story is somehow good. We want to live there as often and as long as we can.
~ Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren
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