Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Virginia Woolf

I believe that the main thing in beginning a novel is to feel, not that you can write it, but that it exists on the far side of a gulf, which words can’t cross; that it’s to be pulled through only in a breathless anguish. Now when I sit down to write an article, I have a net of words which will come down on the idea certainly in an hour or so. But a novel, as I say, to be good, should seem, before one writes it, something unwritable, but only visible; so that for nine months one lives in despair, and only when one has forgotten what one meant, does the book seem tolerable. I assure you, all my novels were first rate before they were written.

Virginia Woolf, in a letter to Vita Sackville-West

Written by nevalalee

December 18, 2015 at 7:21 am

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  1. hmmm..its really a matter of deep thinking….. when I write I feel like the whole thing is happened to me in real….if it can touch you, it will definately touch others

    creativeinnovative470

    December 19, 2015 at 7:44 am


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