Saturday, January 6, 2024

Quote of the Day (Louise Erdrich, on Writing Within Limits)

“Limitations are a positive force in my life. I need them. When I am stuck, I often write within a form, to a deadline, or otherwise set up fences around what I can do. Perhaps the imposition of rules spurs me to break free. Writing a novel is always about establishing and then pushing against parameters." —American novelist and poet Louise Erdrich, “Soapbox: The Columnists—WSJ. Asks Five Luminaries To Weigh in on Single Topic; This Month: Limits,” WSJ., November 2017

(This photo of Louise Erdrich was taken in Rome on July 5, 2015 by Alessio Jacona.)

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