Skip to content

No End To This

I hope the novel proves to be retrievable. I enjoy retrieving mine better than I do writing them. Perhaps you finished it under a strain. Try rearranging it backwards and see what you see. I thought this stunt up from my art classes, where we always turn the picture upside down, on its two sides, to see what lines need to be added. A lot of excess stuff will drop off this way.

—Flannery O’Connor, from a letter to Elizabeth Fenwick dated 2/12/54, collected in The Habit of Being

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.