On Writing

“Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe.” — John Gregory Dunne

(From the April 23, 2006 NYTBR review of Erica Jong’s “Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life,” by Ron Powers)

Published by David Yamane

Sociologist at Wake Forest U, student of gun culture, tennis player, racket stringer (MRT), whisk(e)y drinker, bow-tie wearer, father, husband. Not necessarily in that order.

One thought on “On Writing

  1. I wonder if our marketplace values thought enough so that writers can avoid laying actual pipe to pay the rent?John Gregory Dunne was an interesting dude; wrote to express himself b/c he had probs stuttering.BTW, I didn’t know that you had a blog on here…I’m giving it a shot this summer myself.-Matt (from rel&soc)

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