Monday, July 23, 2007

craft problems

An interesting idea from a submission manuscript we may or may not be acquiring, but I will nonetheless crib here without due credit to the anonymous author (in my defense, I'm sure he's not the first who's said this):


Writing is like lovemaking. People who have trouble with the execution usually have trouble taking off or landing.


So orgasm, like a good plot, is conceptual? People who are clumsy, unsatisfied lovers are the ones who often find difficulty in tying up all the loose ends in their (literary) climax?

An interesting idea, and not as much crock as it might sound like. Something to be said for personalities...?

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