Thursday, 24 August 2006

Interview with William T Vollman.

Matt Thorne asks an interesting question to Mr. Vollman:
Vollmann wrote his first novel while working as a computer programmer. He slept in the office and lived off candy bars. As a fledgling author, I found this incredibly inspiring and wrote a novel in the same way. I asked Vollmann if he thought an office job could be good for a writer. "To the extent that the writer can borrow the means of production, the desk and the paper. Being a writer seems to work well with being at a desk. If you can work in there, the office can be helpful, and also you have the sense of reclaiming a bit of your own life from a miserable, deadening existence."
I totally connect with this. I find the office very conducive to writing. And I even get to spunge office supplies.

2 comments:

  1. made me smile .. and brought back memories of stolen moments at work

    (i used to open up a few books and pretend to be researching some weighty educational topic)

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  2. hehe.. it's always nice to steal some moments in the office to read. But not so nice when somebody comes up from behind and asks, "are you busy?" Whoops!

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