” There’s a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off. “


” You don’t teach information in a writing workshop. “


” You have to be kind of clued into them, they are a world of their own, and most people find them disappointing because the best short stories are not constructed like novels. “


” Because the more you write the more you’re aware of the weight of your tradition and the difficulties of the form and the more you have already done that you do not want to do again. “


” But a lot of writers – and I’m one of them – do tend to feel dissatisfied. It makes you a little hard to live with, but it’s a goad and does keep you alert and restless. “


” And you can tell the writers who do it – Robert Stone, for example, who with each new novel is doing something new. I appreciate that in other writers. “


” Of course it’s why you want to become a writer – because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it. “


” Perhaps that is why the novel flourished in England. You had these communities that would stay put and people would see one another all the time and cause one another to change and have the opportunity to observe the changes over time. “


” Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow. “



All 9 Tobias Wolff Quotes about You in picture


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You have to be kind of clued into them, they are a world of their own, and most people find them disappointing because the best short stories are not constructed like novels.
Because the more you write the more you
But a lot of writers - and I
And you can tell the writers who do it - Robert Stone, for example, who with each new novel is doing something new. I appreciate that in other writers.
Of course it
Perhaps that is why the novel flourished in England. You had these communities that would stay put and people would see one another all the time and cause one another to change and have the opportunity to observe the changes over time.
Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow.
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