A few more sage words of advice…

So yesterday I posted a quote a from Colum McCann that I found in a Q&A at the back of his book Let the Great Word Spin. 

Slightly remiss of me was to leave out the question from Nathan Englander that actually prompted this response, which is a brilliant quote in-of-itself:

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 12.31.01Authorial intent doesn’t much matter once the book is out there. If I write a funny, happy story, and all it ever does is make people cry – well then it’s a sad story, whether I agree or not. What the reader sees on the page is what’s there.

Nathan Englander.

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