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How to Become a Writer by Lorrie Moore

“First, try to be something, anything, else.  A movie star/astronaut.  A movie star missionary.  A movie star/kindergarten teacher.  President of the World.  Fail miserably.  It is best if you fail at an early age — say, fourteen.  Early, critical disillusionment is necessary so that at fifteen you can write long haiku sequences about thwarted desire.”

via R-KV-R-Y a Quarterly Literary Journal & Instapaper

Also: an interview with Lorrie Moore in The Believer


Written by Mike Cohen

August 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Posted in Fiction

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