Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Quote of the Day (Alice Hoffman, on Writing That Transforms Grittiness Into Magic)

“The idea of magic and reality intertwined is really appealing to me. I lived in a working-class suburb in Long Island, right over the border from Queens, so it was very gritty. Every house was the same. There were no trees. It was neither here nor there. It was the least magical place. And yet it felt magical. If you can view that place with magic, any place can be filled with magic.”—Novelist, short-story writer, and memoirist Alice Hoffman quoted in Hillary Casavant, “How I Write: Alice Hoffman,” The Writer, September 2013

(The image accompanying this post, showing Alice Hoffman at BookExpo in New York City, was taken May 30, 2019 by Rhododendrites.)

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