A quote with some resonance
"Writers should live and know the world — a job, heartbreak, divorce, poverty, jail — and the lack of experience in very literate young writers...is the most serious flaw in their work. That and secondhand imaginations. "
--Barry Hannah, in Oxford American
Just so you know, I "stumbled" over to Pete Lit doing a Google search for Joel Phelps, a great writer in his own right, or should I more correctly say, "songwriter"?
If you need something perfect for a snowy January day, order Phelps' most recent release (or anything else, for that matter). Until it arrives, check this out over at WFMU.
Labels: On writing