Monday, July 15, 2013
The Hazards Of Reading Our Old Manuscripts
On Sunday Megan Sayer posted this revelation on Facebook:
I'm pretty sure all of us on Novel Matters identify, as do many of you, our readers. But Megan is in fine company. This article in The Telegraph reveals that many great authors have similar experiences:
"Yann Martel discloses he “never liked” the opening line of his award-winning Life of Pi, while Sir Tom Stoppard claims he now has to 'avert my eyes' from particularly “horrible” lines in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead."
Does this comfort you as much as it does me? I have averted my eyes more than once, when reading my own work.
Tell us about your own old manuscripts. What have they revealed, and what have they taught you?
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