” I don’t think about the reader when I’m writing, but I do when I’m editing, of course. For instance, I self-consciously didn’t want to do anything to increase the divide between mothers and nonmothers – I think that divide is so horrible and destructive and unnecessary. “


” Trying to live the image of the life which you have in your head… it’s really hard not to do that, but I do think maybe it’s cheating. “


” I think making friends you can work with is a skill like any other, developing those particular kinds of intimacies. They’re intimacies like any other, but they grow in a definite direction, not just willy-nilly like normal friendships. “


” You think you’re writing the most important book, you think you’re writing the most stupid book, and you never really know before it’s done that it’s going to be done. “


” When you’re writing, I think a big part of writing comes out of an attempt to understand yourself. You’re dealing with emotions and thoughts that are native to you. So that probably winds up in your characters. “



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