Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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John McPhee

I always say to my [writing] classes that it’s analogous to cooking a dinner. You go to the store and you buy a lot of things. You bring them home and you put them on the kitchen counter, and that’s what you’re going to make your dinner out of. If you’ve got a red pepper over here—it’s not a tomato. You’ve got to deal with what you’ve got.

John McPhee, to The Paris Review

Written by nevalalee

September 2, 2015 at 7:31 am

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  1. Just a bit of pepper into the mix.

    Mike Fuller Author

    September 2, 2015 at 7:40 am


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