Edward Gorey on Writing a Novel: The Unstrung Harp

My friend and fellow Clarionite, Nick Wolven, posted this link to Edward Gorey’s beautiful, wrenching depiction of a novelist at work. I’d like to say this doesn’t often happen, but that part about wandering around doing everything else but writing—uh–that happens. Going to places or events to “improve the novel”, thinking that everyhing you attend and experience will aid the writing—uh—that happens. But it is funny. See how much this resonates with you:

The Unstrung Harp; or, Mr. Earbrass Writes a Novel

One thought on “Edward Gorey on Writing a Novel: The Unstrung Harp

  1. sundryandco April 8, 2010 / 9:59

    Really like Edward Gorey, but hadn’t seen this one yet. Thanks for posting the link – I just sent it to my sister, who is writer 🙂

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