” I think what happens is you write how you grew up. And I was born on the prairie, and so everything is kind of spare on the prairie. And so I’m just used to writing in that way. ‘Sarah, Plain and Tall’ was that way. And most of my fiction is. I like writing small pieces. Somehow it just suits me. “


” I think it’s important to remember where I began. I know that when I talk to other writers, say, writers from the South or writers from abroad, it’s where they begin as children that is important to them. “


” I can always tell when I’m about to start writing. I go through cycles in reading. When I’m beginning to start to write something, I start reading what I think of as good literature. I read things with wonderful language. “


” My inspiration for writing is all the wonderful books that I read as a child and that I still read. I think that for those of us who write, when we find a wonderful book written by someone else, we don’t really get jealous, we get inspired, and that’s kind of the mark of what a good writer is. “



All 4 Patricia MacLachlan Quotes about Think in picture


I think what happens is you write how you grew up. And I was born on the prairie, and so everything is kind of spare on the prairie. And so I
I think it


I can always tell when I
My inspiration for writing is all the wonderful books that I read as a child and that I still read. I think that for those of us who write, when we find a wonderful book written by someone else, we don
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