There were several news reports yesterday that Oprah Winfrey has selected Cormac McCarthy’s The Road as her next book club selection.
If you or I said this, we would be considered bitter, frustrated, bitchy aspiring authors. But thanks to this quote,
In my own fiction, I’ve recently been making a concerted effort to remove absolutely everything that isn’t absolutely necessary.
It’s an odd coincidence. Just the other day, I was looking at the shelf full of Irvine Welsh books.
At the back of a two-story warehouse, “there was a door wide enough for large cargo that led into a dim chamber,”
“Writing is bosh. There is only one way to make money at writing, and that is to marry a publisher’s daughter.”
I was in Los Angeles last weekend for a meeting with my writing partner and some other Hollywood types.