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On Writing

Some of the world's foremost writer's share their thoughts and experiences on the medium. My favorite author, P.D. James, has several paragraphs of her own describing how she writes. I particularly enjoyed the following passage:

I used to tell stories to my brother and sister. At one time we were in one room; my sister and I shared a bed most of our childhood – a double bed – and my brother had the single one against the wall, and they would want a story last thing at night, and they were very unimaginative in a way because they were all about the adventures of a pig called Percy Pig. I just knew I was going to write one day.

What a nice, personal remembrance. Go ahead and read the whole article. It's quite enlightening, especially to those of us who enjoy writing, ourselves.

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